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From Josh Elser <>
Subject Re: How are the Column Visibility elements stored in Accumulo
Date Wed, 19 Feb 2014 03:13:44 GMT

Check out the ColumnVisibility[1] class. Some effort is taken to ensure 
that ColumnVisibilities are normalized yet logically-equivalent.

As far as compression goes, this would be handled at the file level 
(compress a sorted collection of Keys) instead of a the ColumnVisibility 
level. Check out RelativeKey [2] for some of that logic.

- Josh


On 2/17/14, 7:30 PM, Sitaraman Vilayannur wrote:
> Hi,
>    How are the column visibility elements stored in Accumulo. Is there a
> kind of compression that is used to save space or are all the elements for
> each key value paired stored as is.
>    A pointer to the region of the code that i should look at for the
> implementation will also be helpful.
> Thanks
> Sitaraman

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