The unagi-bloomfilter package

[Tags:bsd3, library]

This library implements a fast concurrent bloom filter, based on bloom-1 from Fast Bloom Filters and Their Generalization by Y Qiao, et al.

A bloom filter is a probabilistic, constant-space, set-like data structure supporting insertion and membership queries. This implementation is backed by SipHash so can safely consume untrusted inputs.

The implementation here compares favorably with traditional set implementations in a single-threaded context, e.g. here are 10 inserts or lookups compared across some sets of different sizes:

With the llvm backend benchmarks take around 75-85% of the runtime of the native code gen.

Unfortunately writes in particular don't seem to scale currently; i.e. distributing writes across multiple threads may be slower than in a single-threaded context, because of memory effects. We plan to export functionality that would support using the filter here in a concurrent context with better memory behavior (e.g. a server that shards to a thread-pool which handles only a portion of the bloom array).


Dependencies atomic-primops (>=0.8), base (>=4.7 && <5), bytestring, hashabler (>=1.3.0), primitive [details]
License BSD3
Author Brandon Simmons
Category Concurrency
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Uploaded Mon Sep 5 18:03:47 UTC 2016 by BrandonSimmons
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Last success reported on 2016-09-05 [all 1 reports]
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