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From "stack (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HBASE-8762) Performance/operational penalty when calling HTable.get with a list of one Get
Date Wed, 19 Jun 2013 05:25:21 GMT

     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-8762?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel

stack updated HBASE-8762:

    Status: Patch Available  (was: Open)
> Performance/operational penalty when calling HTable.get with a list of one Get
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HBASE-8762
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-8762
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Client
>            Reporter: Jason Bray
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: HBASE-8672-trunk.patch, HBASE-8762.patch
> There are two implications to calling HTable.get with a list of one Get.
> 1. The overhead of processBatch is paid unnecessarily, which is not insignificant.
> 2. The get requests show up as a 'multi' when reviewing RPC handlers, when the request
should just be a single Get.  It seems likely that there are other places in logs/ui it shows
up as a multi as well.
> To give some context to the overhead, here are some timings performed by a member of
our team:
> In a very simple test, of reading the same key 100 times, taking the time it took, and
then repeating this 10 times (1000 total gets), the times are as follows (excluding the actual
first iteration as there was considerable HBase warm-up times on the JVM for establishing
> ||Iteration||Batch (in ms)||Single (in ms)||
> |1|2255|815| 
> |2|1545|823| 
> |3|1427|742| 
> |4|1451|721| 
> |5|1480|775| 
> |6|1379|735| 
> |7|1657|775| 
> |8|1392|804|
> While I can see the argument that callers should use the single Get method signature,
the cost implications are somewhat surprising and it's very easy to be smart in this case.
 We simply need to have HTable.get(List<Get>) delegate to HTable.get(<Get>) if
the list has one Get.

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