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From "Lars Hofhansl (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-5229) Explore building blocks for "multi-row" local transactions.
Date Mon, 23 Jan 2012 06:45:41 GMT

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Lars Hofhansl commented on HBASE-5229:
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bq. In the above when you talk of column prefix, couldn't that be column family?

Depends on how wants to slice it. One idea is to map a transaction grouping of rows into a
single HBase row. So you need a way to identify the inner rows. If you do that by column family
you'd have a CF for each row. In that case it'd be better to take a prefix of the HBase columns
to identify the (inner) row and the rest to be column.

There are probably many other way to slice this.

I'll file a jira for the Filter versioning interaction.
                
> Explore building blocks for "multi-row" local transactions.
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-5229
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-5229
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: client, regionserver
>            Reporter: Lars Hofhansl
>            Assignee: Lars Hofhansl
>             Fix For: 0.94.0
>
>         Attachments: 5229-seekto-v2.txt, 5229-seekto.txt, 5229.txt
>
>
> HBase should provide basic building blocks for multi-row local transactions. Local means
that we do this by co-locating the data. Global (cross region) transactions are not discussed
here.
> After a bit of discussion two solutions have emerged:
> 1. Keep the row-key for determining grouping and location and allow efficient intra-row
scanning. A client application would then model tables as HBase-rows.
> 2. Define a prefix-length in HTableDescriptor that defines a grouping of rows. Regions
will then never be split inside a grouping prefix.
> #1 is true to the current storage paradigm of HBase.
> #2 is true to the current client side API.
> I will explore these two with sample patches here.
> --------------------
> Was:
> As discussed (at length) on the dev mailing list with the HBASE-3584 and HBASE-5203 committed,
supporting atomic cross row transactions within a region becomes simple.
> I am aware of the hesitation about the usefulness of this feature, but we have to start
somewhere.
> Let's use this jira for discussion, I'll attach a patch (with tests) momentarily to make
this concrete.

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