On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 10:26 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED]
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Out of curiosity, is maintaining sync markers while writing the file and
> then passing these markers to the readers while reading not a good way to
> achieve random access in avro?
Yes, seeking to the position of a sync marker is possible. This is
what SortedKeyValueFile does. You need to store the list of positions
of sync markers, and if seek is to a column value rather than a row
number, then you need to store these values (keys) with the positions.
Those are what's in SortedKeyValueFile's "index" file.