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From "stack (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-14070) Hybrid Logical Clocks for HBase
Date Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:50:05 GMT

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stack commented on HBASE-14070:
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Nice javadoc

"Timestamps from cells should always be interpreted by the table's Timestamp type so that
timestamps given by HBase servers can be converted to wall clock."

This implies Cell is no longer standalone. It needs a context so its timestamp is interpreted
appropriately.



> Hybrid Logical Clocks for HBase
> -------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-14070
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-14070
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Enis Soztutar
>            Assignee: Enis Soztutar
>         Attachments: HybridLogicalClocksforHBaseandPhoenix.docx, HybridLogicalClocksforHBaseandPhoenix.pdf
>
>
> HBase and Phoenix uses systems physical clock (PT) to give timestamps to events (read
and writes). This works mostly when the system clock is strictly monotonically increasing
and there is no cross-dependency between servers clocks. However we know that leap seconds,
general clock skew and clock drift are in fact real. 
> This jira proposes using Hybrid Logical Clocks (HLC) as an implementation of hybrid physical
clock + a logical clock. HLC is best of both worlds where it keeps causality relationship
similar to logical clocks, but still is compatible with NTP based physical system clock. HLC
can be represented in 64bits. 
> A design document is attached and also can be found here: 
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LL2GAodiYi0waBz5ODGL4LDT4e_bXy8P9h6kWC05Bhw/edit#



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