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From Ryan Rawson <ryano...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: newbie question: what is better? one with a lot of keys OR a lot of tables with fewer keys?
Date Thu, 12 Nov 2009 06:17:32 GMT
Either is fine. When you read an entire row from hbase, it must
materialize the entire row in ram. Thus your table width is limited if
you wish to read the entire row at a time.

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 9:45 PM, Jeff Zhang <zjffdu@gmail.com> wrote:
> Continue this question,
>
> which is better for hbase, more rows with fewer columns or fewer rows with
> more columns
>
>
> Jeff Zhang
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 5:17 AM, TuxRacer69 <tuxracer69@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Thank you Jean-Daniel
>>
>>
>> Jean-Daniel Cryans wrote:
>>
>>> Alex,
>>>
>>> In HBase it really makes more sense to put all the data you can in a
>>> single table as it will be automatically partitioned and distributed
>>> across the region servers (providing you have more than 256MB of
>>> data).
>>>
>>> J-D
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>

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