Flat-file indexing

  • Many people don't need a full DBMS
  • Still want fast, local lookups of a record
  • Retrive original text by:
    • primary id, secondary id, keyword, etc.
I helped develop this at the biohackathon.
  • Standard index data model
  • Stored in a flat-file or BerkeleyDB
  • Can use any method to create the index