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From Doug Meil <doug.m...@explorysmedical.com>
Subject Re: hbase lookups in file, source location
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2012 15:10:13 GMT

Have you looked at any of the source code?

On 6/6/12 10:35 AM, "S Ahmed" <sahmed1020@gmail.com> wrote:

>From what I understand each column family has its own file(s).
>When hbase lookups a cell in a column family, how does it perform the
>lookup? Is there an index on the file, or is it ordered?
>What algorithm is used?
>Does it load the entire column family file in memory, or scan it?
>I know the actual rows are ordered lexically, is it the same for column
>family qualifiers?
>If someone could also point me to the relevant files that would be great.

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