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From Jim Kellerman <...@powerset.com>
Subject RE: Practical limits of timestamp versions
Date Tue, 19 Aug 2008 00:35:57 GMT
The range for timestamps is 0 to Long.MAX_VALUE

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Jim Kellerman, Senior Engineer; Powerset (a Microsoft Company)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Vollmer [mailto:alex@evri.com]
> Sent: Monday, August 18, 2008 5:22 PM
> To: HBase User List
> Subject: Practical limits of timestamp versions
>
> We are looking at storing aggregated web-server log data in HBase and
> are curious about the practical limits of the timestamp dimension of
> cells. Can we use the timestamp/version dimension to store the event
> timestamp? We expect to have thousands of time-related entries per
> row. It's not clear if we would be better off using the timestamp in
> the column qualifier instead. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
>
> --
> Alex Vollmer
> Evri -- Helping users make sense of the world's information
> Senior Software Engineer
> alex@evri.com


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