HouzuoGuo edited this page Oct 5, 2012 · 24 revisions

Before moving on, you should have Leiningen installed. Aurinko will work with both Leiningen version 1.7 and 2.

The following procedure assumes that you are using a Unix/Linux operating system.

Below command responses are indicated by "> ".

Run server, connect client

Get Aurinko:

git clone git://github.com/HouzuoGuo/Aurinko.git
git checkout 0.3
cd Aurinko

Run Aurinko server:

lein run 1993 /tmp/db

Command line options: [port_number] [db_dir]

Connect to server:

telnet localhost 1993

Collection management

Create a collection: [:create "collection_name"]

[:create "os"]
> {:ok true}
[:create "os2"]
> {:ok true}

Display all collections: [:all]

> ["os" "os2"]

Rename collection: [:rename "old_name" "new_name"]

[:rename "os2" "to_delete"]
> {:ok true}

Delete collection: [:drop "collection_name"]

[:drop "to_delete"]
> {:ok true}

Repair collection: [:repair "collection_name"]

[:repair "os"]
> {:ok true}

Repair recovers collection from serious corruption by reproducing the whole collection and its indexes from its log file. Does not compress!

Compress collection: [:compress "collection_name"]

[:compress "os"]
> {:ok true}

Compress recovers space occupied by delete documents.

Shutdown server (The safe way): [:stop]

> {:ok true}

Document management

Insert document: [:insert "collection_name" {the_document}]

[:insert "os" {:name "slackware" :releases {:initial 1993 :latest 2011}}]
> {:ok true}
[:insert "os" {:name "solaris" :releases {:initial 1992 :latest 2011}}]
> {:ok true}
[:insert "os" {:name "opensolaris" :releases {:initial 2008 :latest 2009}}]
> {:ok true}
[:insert "os" {:name "RHEL" :releases {:initial 2003 :latest 2012}}]
> {:ok true}

Retrieve all documents: [:findall "collection_name"]

[:findall "os"]
> [{:_pos 4, :name "slackware", :releases {:initial 1993, :latest 2011}} {:_pos 150, :name "solaris", :releases {:initial 1992, :latest 2011}} {:_pos 296, :name "opensolaris", :releases {:initial 2008, :latest 2009}} {:_pos 450, :name "RHEL", :releases {:initial 2003, :latest 2012}}]

Each document has a unique identifier ":pos", which is the document's position in collection data file)

Create hash indexes for fast lookup queries: [:hindex "collection_name" & indexed_path]

[:hindex "os" [:name]]
> {:ok true}
[:hindex "os" [:releases :latest]]
> {:ok true}

Display all indexes: [:indexed "collection_name"]

[:indexed "os"]
> {:hash [ [:name] [:releases :latest] ]}

Remove an index: [:unindex "collection_name" & indexed_path]

[:unindex "os" [:name]]
> {:ok true}


Aurinko uses a stack based syntax to process queries. The following concepts are useful:

  • Function - A Clojure keyword to represent a query operation: scan, lookup, filter, sort, etc. Takes a source as data input, produces a Clojure set (of document positions) as data output.
  • Source - Data source of function: it is either a Clojure set (intermediate, function result) or :col (the whole collection)
  • Parameters - Other information to pass to the function.
  • "limit" parameter - Many functions use a "limit" parameter to limit the returned result size. Number -1 always means that there is no limit.
  • Multiple functions - You may use more than one functions in a single query because a function's output may be used as input to another function. The only exception is sorting - sorted result may not be used as another function's input, thus sorting must happen after all other query functions.

Query common syntax: [:q "collection_name" & query_parameters :function...]

The difference between using ":q" and ":select" to query is that the former only yields a set of document positions as result, the latter yields document positions plus document contents.

Lookup and range queries

Function keyword:

  • :gt - Greater than
  • :ge - Greater or equal
  • :lt - Less than
  • :le - Less or equal
  • :ne - Not equal

Parameters: source, lookup path, lookup value, limit:

Which OSes have their initial releases in 1992?

[:q "os" :col [:releases :initial] 1992 -1 :eq]
> [#{150}]

[:select "os" :col [:releases :initial] 1992 -1 :eq]
> [ [{:_pos 150, :name "solaris", :releases {:initial 1992, :latest 2011}}] ]

Which OSes do not have its latest release in 2012?

[:select "os" :col [:releases :latest] 2012 -1 :ne]
> [ [{:_pos 4, :name "slackware", :releases {:initial 1993, :latest 2011}} {:_pos 296, :name "opensolaris", :releases {:initial 2008, :latest 2009}} {:_pos 150, :name "solaris", :releases {:initial 1992, :latest 2011}}] ]

Which OSes were initially released before 21st century?

[:select "os" :col [:releases :initial] 2000 -1 :lt]
> [ [{:_pos 4, :name "slackware", :releases {:initial 1993, :latest 2011}} {:_pos 150, :name "solaris", :releases {:initial 1992, :latest 2011}}] ]

Relational Algebras

Query functions:

  • :union - union
  • :diff - difference
  • :intersect - intersection

Parameters: source_set1, source_set2

Which OSes were initially release before 1993 or after 2003?

[:select "os" :col [:releases :initial] 1993 -1 :lt :col [:releases :initial] 2003 -1 :gt :union]
> [ [{:_pos 296, :name "opensolaris", :releases {:initial 2008, :latest 2009}} {:_pos 150, :name "solaris", :releases {:initial 1992, :latest 2011}}] ]

Which OSes were initially release before 1993 and still being maintained in 2011?

[:select "os" :col [:releases :initial] 1993 -1 :lt :col [:releases :latest] 2011 -1 :eq :intersect]
> [ [{:_pos 150, :name "solaris", :releases {:initial 1992, :latest 2011}}] ]

Which OSes were not initially released in between 1993 to 2005, and have their latest releases in 2011?

[:select "os" :col [:releases :initial] 1993 -1 :ge :col [:releases :initial] 2005  -1 :le :diff :col [:releases :latest] 2011 -1 :eq :intersect]
> [ [{:_pos 150, :name "solaris", :releases {:initial 1992, :latest 2011}}] ]

Path existence

Function keywords:

  • :has - path exists
  • :not-have - path does not exist

Parameters: source, path:

Which documents contain path [:releases :initial]?

[:select "os" :col [:releases :initial] :has]
> [ [{:_pos 450, :name "RHEL", :releases {:initial 2003, :latest 2012}} {:_pos 4, :name "slackware", :releases {:initial 1993, :latest 2011}} {:_pos 296, :name "opensolaris", :releases {:initial 2008, :latest 2009}} {:_pos 150, :name "solaris", :releases {:initial 1992, :latest 2011}}] ]

Which documents do not have [:name]?

[:select "os" :col [:name] :not-have]
> [ [] ]

Other query options

Function keyword :all yields a set of all document positions.

Which OSes do not have latest releases after 2010?

[:select "os" :col [:releases :latest] 2010 -1 :gt :all :diff]
> [ [{:_pos 296, :name "opensolaris", :releases {:initial 2008, :latest 2009}}] ]

Sort results ascending :asc or descending :desc

Sort OSes according to their latest release year, latest first:

[:select "os" :col [:releases :latest] :desc]
> [ [{:_pos 450, :name "RHEL", :releases {:initial 2003, :latest 2012}} {:_pos 150, :name "solaris", :releases {:initial 1992, :latest 2011}} {:_pos 4, :name "slackware", :releases {:initial 1993, :latest 2011}} {:_pos 296, :name "opensolaris", :releases {:initial 2008, :latest 2009}}] ]

If you want to retrieve documents by their position, use :fastselect followed by document positions:

[:fastselect "os" 450 296]
> [{:_pos 450, :name "RHEL", :releases {:initial 2003, :latest 2012}} {:_pos 296, :name "opensolaris", :releases {:initial 2008, :latest 2009}}]

Count query result/collection documents by using :count keyword; use :contains to search inside a string - if the path you're looking for is not a string, it will be considered as a string for the search.

Count the number of OSes which sound like "solar" (NOTE the usage of :q rather than :select):

[:q "os" :col [:name] "solar" :contains :count]
> [2]

Update/delete documents

To delete documents, you will need to produce a query, documents in the query results will be deleted:

[:delete "collection_name" & query_conditions]

Delete OSes which were not initially released in 21st century:

[:delete "os" :col [:releases :initial] 2000 -1 :lt]
> {:ok true}
[:findall "os"]
> [{:_pos 296, :name "opensolaris", :releases {:initial 2008, :latest 2009}} {:_pos 450, :name "RHEL", :releases {:initial 2003, :latest 2012}}]

To update documents, you will need to provide a Clojure function that takes one parameter (the to-be-updated document - Clojure map) and a query.

[:update #(my_func) & query_conditions]

Update the name of RHEL operating system, change it to "Redhat Enterprise Linux":

[:update "os" #(assoc % :name "Redhat Enterprise Linux") :col [:name] "RHEL" -1 :eq]
> {:ok true}
[:findall "os"]
> [{:_pos 296, :name "opensolaris", :releases {:initial 2008, :latest 2009}} {:_pos 450, :name "Redhat Enterprise Linux", :releases {:initial 2003, :latest 2012}}

If document positions are known to you, and you wish to update those documents as a whole, use :fastupdate:

[:fastupdate "os" {:_pos 296 :name "OpenSolaris"} {:_pos 450 :name "RHEL"}]
> {:ok true}
[:findall "os"]
> [{:_pos 296, :name "OpenSolaris"} {:_pos 450, :name "RHEL"}]

Similarly, you may delete documents given their positions using :fastdelete:

[:fastdelete "os" 296 450]
> {:ok true}
[:findall "os"]
> []

Benchmark Aurinko performance

To see how well Aurinko performs in your environment, run lein run -m Aurinko.benchmark.