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Not sure for now what really needs to be done here. See this thread for some details: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/hbasewd/NZmflpZQth0.
Are we going to "cover" only read path? I.e. only reading data? Which makes more sense to me.
So, what are the options?
I guess the latter makes more sense. I guess this would mean creating some code for Python(?), ... analogous to DistributedScanner in java.
Haven't worked with HBase thru thrift API, so some help to figure out the option would be great.