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From "Mikhail Bautin (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-4218) Data Block Encoding of KeyValues (aka delta encoding / prefix compression)
Date Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:34:41 GMT

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Mikhail Bautin commented on HBASE-4218:

Re-running unit tests that failed on Jenkins:

Running org.apache.hadoop.hbase.client.TestFromClientSide
Tests run: 52, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Skipped: 3, Time elapsed: 181.919 sec
Running org.apache.hadoop.hbase.client.TestAdmin
Tests run: 35, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Skipped: 0, Time elapsed: 195.194 sec
Running org.apache.hadoop.hbase.mapreduce.TestHFileOutputFormat
Tests run: 9, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Skipped: 0, Time elapsed: 223.405 sec
Running org.apache.hadoop.hbase.mapreduce.TestImportTsv
Tests run: 8, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Skipped: 0, Time elapsed: 78.48 sec
Running org.apache.hadoop.hbase.mapreduce.TestTableMapReduce
Tests run: 1, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Skipped: 0, Time elapsed: 97.561 sec
Running org.apache.hadoop.hbase.mapred.TestTableMapReduce
Tests run: 1, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Skipped: 0, Time elapsed: 67.289 sec
Running org.apache.hadoop.hbase.io.hfile.TestHFileBlock
Tests run: 16, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Skipped: 0, Time elapsed: 49.362 sec

Results :

Tests run: 122, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Skipped: 3

> Data Block Encoding of KeyValues  (aka delta encoding / prefix compression)
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HBASE-4218
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-4218
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: io
>    Affects Versions: 0.94.0
>            Reporter: Jacek Migdal
>            Assignee: Mikhail Bautin
>              Labels: compression
>             Fix For: 0.94.0
>         Attachments: 0001-Delta-encoding-fixed-encoded-scanners.patch, 0001-Delta-encoding.patch,
4218-2012-01-14.txt, 4218-v16.txt, 4218.txt, D447.1.patch, D447.10.patch, D447.11.patch, D447.12.patch,
D447.13.patch, D447.14.patch, D447.15.patch, D447.16.patch, D447.17.patch, D447.18.patch,
D447.19.patch, D447.2.patch, D447.20.patch, D447.21.patch, D447.22.patch, D447.23.patch, D447.24.patch,
D447.25.patch, D447.3.patch, D447.4.patch, D447.5.patch, D447.6.patch, D447.7.patch, D447.8.patch,
D447.9.patch, Data-block-encoding-2011-12-23.patch, Delta-encoding-2012-01-17_11_09_09.patch,
Delta-encoding-2012-01-25_00_45_29.patch, Delta-encoding.patch-2011-12-22_11_52_07.patch,
Delta-encoding.patch-2012-01-05_15_16_43.patch, Delta-encoding.patch-2012-01-05_16_31_44.patch,
Delta-encoding.patch-2012-01-05_16_31_44_copy.patch, Delta-encoding.patch-2012-01-05_18_50_47.patch,
Delta-encoding.patch-2012-01-07_14_12_48.patch, Delta-encoding.patch-2012-01-13_12_20_07.patch,
Delta_encoding_with_memstore_TS.patch, open-source.diff
> A compression for keys. Keys are sorted in HFile and they are usually very similar. Because
of that, it is possible to design better compression than general purpose algorithms,
> It is an additional step designed to be used in memory. It aims to save memory in cache
as well as speeding seeks within HFileBlocks. It should improve performance a lot, if key
lengths are larger than value lengths. For example, it makes a lot of sense to use it when
value is a counter.
> Initial tests on real data (key length = ~ 90 bytes , value length = 8 bytes) shows that
I could achieve decent level of compression:
>  key compression ratio: 92%
>  total compression ratio: 85%
>  LZO on the same data: 85%
>  LZO after delta encoding: 91%
> While having much better performance (20-80% faster decompression ratio than LZO). Moreover,
it should allow far more efficient seeking which should improve performance a bit.
> It seems that a simple compression algorithms are good enough. Most of the savings are
due to prefix compression, int128 encoding, timestamp diffs and bitfields to avoid duplication.
That way, comparisons of compressed data can be much faster than a byte comparator (thanks
to prefix compression and bitfields).
> In order to implement it in HBase two important changes in design will be needed:
> -solidify interface to HFileBlock / HFileReader Scanner to provide seeking and iterating;
access to uncompressed buffer in HFileBlock will have bad performance
> -extend comparators to support comparison assuming that N first bytes are equal (or some
fields are equal)
> Link to a discussion about something similar:
> http://search-hadoop.com/m/5aqGXJEnaD1/hbase+windows&subj=Re+prefix+compression

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