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From Stack <st...@duboce.net>
Subject Re: Fetching of the data from HFile
Date Fri, 20 Jan 2012 21:49:38 GMT
On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 7:56 AM, Praveen Sripati
<praveensripati@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Each HFile has multiple Data Blocks and each block has multiple K/V pairs.
> So, effectively a given HFile has many K/V pairs. When a client searches
> for a particular row, is the entire HFile scanned for data or some sort of
> index is maintained in the HFile? Also, is the data sorted in HFile?
>
>
See http://hbase.apache.org/book/hfilev2.html
St.Ack

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