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From "Brandon Williams (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-2855) Skip rows with empty columns when slicing entire row
Date Wed, 03 Aug 2011 18:41:26 GMT


Brandon Williams commented on CASSANDRA-2855:

skip.empty.results should probably be 'skip.empty.rows' or 'skip.tombstones' and there needs
to be a check on the predicate to see if it covers the entire row, and if so suppress the
tombstone, but if not return the empty slice.

> Skip rows with empty columns when slicing entire row
> ----------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-2855
>                 URL:
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: API
>            Reporter: Jeremy Hanna
>            Assignee: Jeremy Hanna
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: hadoop
>             Fix For: 0.8.4
>         Attachments: 2855-v2.txt, 2855-v3.txt
> We have been finding that range ghosts appear in results from Hadoop via Pig.  This could
also happen if rows don't have data for the slice predicate that is given.  This leads to
having to do a painful amount of defensive checking on the Pig side, especially in the case
of range ghosts.
> We would like to add an option to skip rows that have no column values in it.  That functionality
existed before in core Cassandra but was removed because of the performance penalty of that
checking.  However with Hadoop support in the RecordReader, that is batch oriented anyway,
so individual row reading performance isn't as much of an issue.  Also we would make it an
optional config parameter for each job anyway, so people wouldn't have to incur that penalty
if they are confident that there won't be those empty rows or they don't care.
> It could be parameter cassandra.skip.empty.rows and be true/false.

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