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From Ted Zlatanov <>
Subject Re: Partition data - advantage and disadvantage
Date Mon, 28 Dec 2009 16:51:16 GMT
On Mon, 28 Dec 2009 08:07:18 -0700 Joe Stump <> wrote: 

JS> The advantage of the random partitioner is that it randomly
JS> distributes your keys across the cluster. This (theoretically)
JS> avoids key clustering on nodes. The big disadvantage is that you
JS> can't do key range operations.

If each node does a key enumeration, can the results be aggregated
somehow?  It seems useful to get a list of all the keys across the
cluster even if it's not 100% accurate.  I didn't see discussions of
such a feature in JIRA or in the archives of this list.


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