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DSE Document MetaData Search using Tika and DSEFS

DSEFS (DataStax Enterprise file system) is a fault-tolerant, general-purpose, distributed file system within DataStax Enterprise.DSEFS is similar to HDFS, but avoids the deployment complexity and single point of failure typical of HDFS. DSEFS is HDFS-compatible and is designed to work in place of HDFS in Spark and other systems. For more on DSEFS, see

This demo will load all the documents in a directory into DSEFS while extracting the metadata for indexing into DSE Search. It will also look in the links.txt to search for links that it can index. If it finds a github repository, it will index the file.

To run this project you will need to have a DataStax Enterprise instance running in SearchAnalytics mode with DSEFS enabled. You may need to change the min_fee_space when you enable DSEFS if running locally -

To use DSEFS programmatically we need to add 2 jars to the maven project.

The first is the byos (bring your own spark) libs that contain the dsefs implementation classes. Note, I am using DSE 6.0.1, you may need to change this for your version.

mvn install:install-file -Dfile=/Users/patrickcallaghan/dse-6.0.1/clients/dse-byos_2.11-6.0.1.jar -DgroupId=com.datastax -DartifactId=byos -Dversion=1.0 -Dpackaging=jar

And the other is the standard scala libs for the version of scala from the byos above - in this case, 2.11.

mvn install:install-file -Dfile=/Users/patrickcallaghan/tools/scala-library/scala-library-2.11.8.jar  -DgroupId=com.datastax -DartifactId=scala-library -Dversion=1.0 -Dpackagine=jar

To create the schema, and the search core, run the following (you may need to change the contact points)

mvn clean compile exec:java -Dexec.mainClass="com.datastax.demo.SchemaSetup" -DcontactPoints=localhost

To run the document loader, run the following with a file location of where you want to load files from. By default, it is will process all the files in the src/main/resources/files directory.

mvn clean compile exec:java -Dexec.mainClass="com.datastax.tika.Main"  -DcontactPoints=localhost -DfileLocation=/tmp/files 

To query the data in DSE, use cqlsh and run

select documentid, created_date, type, link from tika.metadata limit 10.

To query for a particular word in the document

select documentid, created_date, type, link from tika.metadata where solr_query = 'content:mobile' ;

You can also use the solr admin ui at


To access DSEFS, run

dse fs

Other DSEFS commands can be found at

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