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From Jamie Johnson <>
Subject Re: Key length limitations
Date Sun, 26 Jan 2014 13:11:33 GMT
Sorry for the basic question, but by key segment do you mean row key,
column family column qualifier?  So each should be less than a kilobyte or
total?  I think either way we are below that but I just want to make sure I
understand the terminology.  Again thanks for the reply.

On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 2:12 AM, Christopher <> wrote:

> On the order of a kilobyte, or less, per key segment is probably
> ideal. Beyond that, you may want to experiment to see what works for
> you.
> Up to the order of a megabyte may work fine in newer versions (at
> least 1.4), but I'd start having concerns about your schema decisions
> after that, even if your performance was fine... since ultimately,
> Accumulo tables are a sorted index, and I'd wonder what kind of index
> needs such large keys.
> I suspect a few hundred bytes is probably plenty for most applications.
> --
> Christopher L Tubbs II
> On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 9:06 AM, Jamie Johnson <> wrote:
> > I've read that in HBase there is a recommended limit on key lengths
> because
> > they're passed around quite a bit. Is the same true of accumulo?  Are
> there
> > any recommendations in this regard?

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