STORING LOG DATA EFFICIENTLY WHILE SUPPORTING QUERYING

  • US 20100011031A1
  • Filed: 09/04/2009
  • Published: 01/14/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/28/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for processing log data, comprising:

  • receiving log data that comprises a plurality of events, wherein an event includes a set of fields, and wherein a field stores a value; and

    for each event in the plurality of events;

    storing the event in a set of buffers, wherein each field of the event is associated with a different buffer; and

    updating a metadata structure that comprises information about contents of the buffers,wherein information about contents of the buffers includes a first minimum value that reflects a minimum value of a first field of all of the events stored in the buffers.

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