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From Janne Keskitalo <janne.keskit...@paf.com>
Subject Re: decimals support anytime soon?
Date Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:45:12 GMT

Good to hear decimal support is coming. After getting timestamp -type
working properly between Kudu and Impala, this is the last really important
feature still missing.

We use Kudu as the storage engine of our data lake. A java application
streams events from Kafka into Kudu and Impala is used to execute queries
coming from various reporting tools. Also Spark is used for data processing
and transformation.

2017-12-14 16:52 GMT+01:00 Grant Henke <ghenke@cloudera.com>:

> Hi Boris,
> I am actively working on this and expect decimal support to be completed
> in the next release. I have an updated design doc here
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aQ3BNO4uxVcPgmoSz7KbAjQig-Ji7ZEveGAqShiFjf0/edit?usp=sharing>
> will be posting patches over the next couple weeks for review. Please don't
> hesitate to give feedback to ensure the solution fits your needs.
> Additionally what integrations are most important to you? Are you using
> the clients directly? Impala? Spark?
> Thank you,
> Grant
> On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 8:25 AM, Boris Tyukin <boris@boristyukin.com>
> wrote:
>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KUDU-721
>> Hi guys,
>> I wonder if someone actively working on this Jira which has been opened
>> for a while and looks abundant. We really like to know if this is even on a
>> roadmap anytime soon as this is pretty important for our healthcare and
>> financial data applications. Float/double types just do not work for us and
>> while we have a workaround on keeping decimals in string columns it is
>> major pain in the neck due to a number of conversions one need to do every
>> time to query / process such data.
>> I think this is the biggest issue on Kudu limitations list that really
>> makes me think if Kudu is the right engine for us.
>> I would appreciate any comments.
>> Boris
> --
> Grant Henke
> Software Engineer | Cloudera
> grant@cloudera.com | twitter.com/gchenke | linkedin.com/in/granthenke

Janne Keskitalo,
Database Architect, PAF.COM
For support: dbdsupport@paf.com

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