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From "Till Westmann" <>
Subject Re: New Asterix REST API design
Date Fri, 15 Apr 2016 23:24:41 GMT
I had a misunderstanding that I think I clarified now. I believed that 
don’t have the separation into tuples anymore after result 
distribution and
that we only have bytes that we pass to the client. In that case 
limiting in
the HTTP server would have had to choose between
a) limiting based on the number of bytes or
b) re-establishing tuple boundaries.
However, even though result distribution has serialized the tuples to
whatever format (ADM, JSON, CSV), we still send frames and so we should 
able to separate the tuples (and limit the number that we return).

So I think that it should be feasible to add that (feature creep is 
... :) )


On 15 Apr 2016, at 14:55, Mike Carey wrote:

> I read this much more simply:  Can we enhance the API, in the case 
> where you start with a handle and know that the results are ready now, 
> to fetch the results in blocks instead of as one giant result?  So 
> still computing the giant result - just not pushing it all back at 
> once - seems like it might help?
> On 4/15/16 2:48 PM, Till Westmann wrote:
>> Hi Wail,
>> I’m not completely sure that I understand how to implement the 
>> idea. If we
>> do this only in the API, it might be tricky to get the boundaries 
>> between
>> records right (e.g. if we do indentation on the server). However, if 
>> we want
>> to push this into the query engine, we need to understand enough of 
>> the
>> query/statements to put the limit clause in.
>> Both approaches don't look great to me.
>> What did you have in mind?
>> Cheers,
>> Till
>> On 15 Apr 2016, at 13:19, Wail Alkowaileet wrote:
>>> Hi Ildar,
>>> I think if there's something I would love to have is getting partial 
>>> result
>>> instead of all result at once. This can be beneficial for result
>>> pagination. When I use AsterixDB UI, 50% of the time my tab crashes 
>>> (I
>>> forget to limit the result).
>>> Thanks...
>>> On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 1:23 AM, Ildar Absalyamov <
>>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi Devs,
>>>> Recently there have been a number of conversations about the future 
>>>> of our
>>>> REST (aka HTTP) API. I summarized these discussions in an outline 
>>>> of the
>>>> new API design:
>>>> <
>>>>> .
>>>> The need to refactor existing API came from different directions 
>>>> (and from
>>>> different people), and is explained in motivation section. Thus I 
>>>> believe
>>>> it’s about the time to take an effort and improve existing API, 
>>>> so that it
>>>> will not drag us down in the future. However during the transition 
>>>> step I
>>>> believe it would be better to keep exiting API endpoints, so that 
>>>> we would
>>>> not break people’s current experimental setup.
>>>> It would be good to know feedback from the folks, who have been
>>>> contributing to that part of the systems recently.
>>>> Best regards,
>>>> Ildar
>>> -- 
>>> *Regards,*
>>> Wail Alkowaileet

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