bigtable as a spreadsheet

I’m toying with the idea of creating BigTable/HBase extension that exposes tables as a gigantic virtual spreadsheet.

Then, following the spreadsheet paradigm, I should be able to enter formulas for columns/cells and have them be calculated dynamically based on the data. This would be similar in concept to a database view.

Now, if someone could just go ahead and make an open-source version of Spanner it would simplify this a lot for me…

2 Replies to “bigtable as a spreadsheet”

    1. Yes, I’m familiar with LevelDB – it’s a nice library, but it’s a long way from that to a fully functional distributed system with a magic spreadsheet interface. (not to complain – I use the leveldb library for a bunch of my own projects!)

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