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From Jean-Daniel Cryans <jdcry...@apache.org>
Subject Re: hbase schema row_key only
Date Fri, 23 Mar 2012 20:34:43 GMT
> 1) As I understand column family internally represents a file , but in my
> case I enter nothing to the column family ( actually I enter empty
> qualifier:value pairs).
>     I can't find any details about how rowkeys is stores. Any information
> about storing rowkeys will be very helpful.

Right now a key in hbase is row_key+family+qualifier+timestamp, as
long as you have that you can store 0 byte values and you're all fine.
But you can't just store a row key, it doesn't stand alone.

> 2)   Does  rowkey only table solution scale? Has  this solution any
> limitation regarding scans (for example if I want to scan all rows which
> rowkey starts with "abc") ?

That still works even you store "nothing" in the cell.


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