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From "Elliott Clark (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-14070) Hybrid Logical Clocks for HBase
Date Wed, 16 Mar 2016 03:05:33 GMT

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Elliott Clark commented on HBASE-14070:
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bq.Could plumb sequenceid all through the system as we've talked of doing, or just make it
easier all around and go this route.
The tracker just drops the older sequence id. It doesn't drop both. So putting sequence id
through everything would be a pretty big behavioral change as there's no other way to replace
a cell at a timestamp.

> 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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