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From mi...@apache.org
Subject hbase git commit: HBASE-15907 updates for HBase Shell pre-splitting docs
Date Tue, 31 May 2016 20:52:55 GMT
Repository: hbase
Updated Branches:
  refs/heads/master eb64cd9dd -> 73ec33856

HBASE-15907 updates for HBase Shell pre-splitting docs

(cherry picked from commit 01adec574d9ccbdd6183466cb8ee6b43935d69ca)

Project: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/hbase/repo
Commit: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/hbase/commit/73ec3385
Tree: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/hbase/tree/73ec3385
Diff: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/hbase/diff/73ec3385

Branch: refs/heads/master
Commit: 73ec33856d0ee2ac1e058c6f7e1ccffa4476fbc0
Parents: eb64cd9
Author: Ronan Stokes <rstokes@cloudera.com>
Authored: Mon May 30 23:52:43 2016 -0700
Committer: Misty Stanley-Jones <mstanleyjones@cloudera.com>
Committed: Tue May 31 13:52:46 2016 -0700

 src/main/asciidoc/_chapters/performance.adoc | 19 ++++++-
 src/main/asciidoc/_chapters/shell.adoc       | 62 +++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 79 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/main/asciidoc/_chapters/performance.adoc b/src/main/asciidoc/_chapters/performance.adoc
index a0c00ae..5f27640 100644
--- a/src/main/asciidoc/_chapters/performance.adoc
+++ b/src/main/asciidoc/_chapters/performance.adoc
@@ -499,7 +499,7 @@ For bulk imports, this means that all clients will write to the same region
 A useful pattern to speed up the bulk import process is to pre-create empty regions.
 Be somewhat conservative in this, because too-many regions can actually degrade performance.
-There are two different approaches to pre-creating splits.
+There are two different approaches to pre-creating splits using the HBase API.
 The first approach is to rely on the default `Admin` strategy (which is implemented in `Bytes.split`)...
@@ -511,7 +511,7 @@ int numberOfRegions = ...;  // # of regions to create
 admin.createTable(table, startKey, endKey, numberOfRegions);
-And the other approach is to define the splits yourself...
+And the other approach, using the HBase API, is to define the splits yourself...
@@ -519,8 +519,23 @@ byte[][] splits = ...;   // create your own splits
 admin.createTable(table, splits);
+You can achieve a similar effect using the HBase Shell to create tables by specifying split
+# create table with specific split points
+hbase>create 't1','f1',SPLITS => ['\x10\x00', '\x20\x00', '\x30\x00', '\x40\x00']
+# create table with four regions based on random bytes keys
+hbase>create 't2','f1', { NUMREGIONS => 4 , SPLITALGO => 'UniformSplit' }
+# create table with five regions based on hex keys
+create 't3','f1', { NUMREGIONS => 5, SPLITALGO => 'HexStringSplit' }
 See <<rowkey.regionsplits>> for issues related to understanding your keyspace
and pre-creating regions.
 See <<manual_region_splitting_decisions,manual region splitting decisions>> 
for discussion on manually pre-splitting regions.
+See <<tricks.pre-split>> for more details of using the HBase Shell to pre-split
 ===  Table Creation: Deferred Log Flush

diff --git a/src/main/asciidoc/_chapters/shell.adoc b/src/main/asciidoc/_chapters/shell.adoc
index a4237fd..8f1f59b 100644
--- a/src/main/asciidoc/_chapters/shell.adoc
+++ b/src/main/asciidoc/_chapters/shell.adoc
@@ -352,6 +352,68 @@ hbase(main):022:0> Date.new(1218920189000).toString() => "Sat Aug
16 20:56:29 UT
 To output in a format that is exactly like that of the HBase log format will take a little
messing with link:http://download.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/text/SimpleDateFormat.html[SimpleDateFormat].
+=== Pre-splitting tables with the HBase Shell
+You can use a variety of options to pre-split tables when creating them via the HBase Shell
`create` command.
+The simplest approach is to specify an array of split points when creating the table. Note
that when specifying string literals as split points, these will create split points based
on the underlying byte representation of the string. So when specifying a split point of '10',
we are actually specifying the byte split point '\x31\30'.
+The split points will define `n+1` regions where `n` is the number of split points. The lowest
region will contain all keys from the lowest possible key up to but not including the first
split point key.
+The next region will contain keys from the first split point up to, but not including the
next split point key.
+This will continue for all split points up to the last. The last region will be defined from
the last split point up to the maximum possible key.
+hbase>create 't1','f',SPLITS => ['10','20',30']
+In the above example, the table 't1' will be created with column family 'f', pre-split to
four regions. Note the first region will contain all keys from '\x00' up to '\x30' (as '\x31'
is the ASCII code for '1').
+You can pass the split points in a file using following variation. In this example, the splits
are read from a file corresponding to the local path on the local filesystem. Each line in
the file specifies a split point key.
+hbase>create 't14','f',SPLITS_FILE=>'splits.txt'
+The other options are to automatically compute splits based on a desired number of regions
and a splitting algorithm.
+HBase supplies algorithms for splitting the key range based on uniform splits or based on
hexadecimal keys, but you can provide your own splitting algorithm to subdivide the key range.
+# create table with four regions based on random bytes keys
+hbase>create 't2','f1', { NUMREGIONS => 4 , SPLITALGO => 'UniformSplit' }
+# create table with five regions based on hex keys
+hbase>create 't3','f1', { NUMREGIONS => 5, SPLITALGO => 'HexStringSplit' }
+As the HBase Shell is effectively a Ruby environment, you can use simple Ruby scripts to
compute splits algorithmically.
+# generate splits for long (Ruby fixnum) key range from start to end key
+hbase(main):070:0> def gen_splits(start_key,end_key,num_regions)
+hbase(main):071:1>   results=[]
+hbase(main):072:1>   range=end_key-start_key
+hbase(main):073:1>   incr=(range/num_regions).floor
+hbase(main):074:1>   for i in 1 .. num_regions-1
+hbase(main):075:2>     results.push([i*incr+start_key].pack("N"))
+hbase(main):076:2>   end
+hbase(main):077:1>   return results
+hbase(main):078:1> end
+hbase(main):080:0> splits=gen_splits(1,2000000,10)
+=> ["\000\003\r@", "\000\006\032\177", "\000\t'\276", "\000\f4\375", "\000\017B<",
"\000\022O{", "\000\025\\\272", "\000\030i\371", "\000\ew8"]
+hbase(main):081:0> create 'test_splits','f',SPLITS=>splits
+0 row(s) in 0.2670 seconds
+=> Hbase::Table - test_splits
+Note that the HBase Shell command `truncate` effectively drops and recreates the table with
default options which will discard any pre-splitting.
+If you need to truncate a pre-split table, you must drop and recreate the table explicitly
to re-specify custom split options.
 === Debug
 ==== Shell debug switch

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