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From "Guozhang Wang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (KAFKA-4499) Add "getAllKeys" API for querying windowed KTable stores
Date Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:07:00 GMT

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Guozhang Wang commented on KAFKA-4499:
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Hi Richard, I find a bit hard to follow your reasoning without looking at the diff file.

I saw you have a patch attached but could you submit a PR to this JIRA (it is fine to be WIP)
and leave your comments on the diff file for clarification questions?

> Add "getAllKeys" API for querying windowed KTable stores
> --------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: KAFKA-4499
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KAFKA-4499
>             Project: Kafka
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: streams
>            Reporter: Matthias J. Sax
>              Labels: needs-kip
>         Attachments: 4499-CachingWindowStore-v1.patch
>
>
> Currently, both {{KTable}} and windowed-{{KTable}} stores can be queried via IQ feature.
While {{ReadOnlyKeyValueStore}} (for {{KTable}} stores) provide method {{all()}} to scan the
whole store (ie, returns an iterator over all stored key-value pairs), there is no similar
API for {{ReadOnlyWindowStore}} (for windowed-{{KTable}} stores).
> This limits the usage of a windowed store, because the user needs to know what keys are
stored in order the query it. It would be useful to provide possible APIs like this (only
a rough sketch):
>  - {{keys()}} returns all keys available in the store (maybe together with available
time ranges)
>  - {{all(long timeFrom, long timeTo)}} that returns all window for a specific time range
>  - {{allLatest()}} that returns the latest window for each key
> Because this feature would require to scan multiple segments (ie, RockDB instances) it
would be quite inefficient with current store design. Thus, this feature also required to
redesign the underlying window store itself.
> Because this is a major change, a KIP (https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/Kafka+Improvement+Proposals)
is required. The KIP should cover the actual API design as well as the store refactoring.



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