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From "Shaofeng SHI (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (KYLIN-3221) Some improvements for lookup table
Date Thu, 01 Feb 2018 13:20:00 GMT


Shaofeng SHI updated KYLIN-3221:
    Component/s:     (was: General)
                 Query Engine
                 Job Engine

> Some improvements for lookup table 
> -----------------------------------
>                 Key: KYLIN-3221
>                 URL:
>             Project: Kylin
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Job Engine, Metadata, Query Engine
>            Reporter: Ma Gang
>            Assignee: Ma Gang
>            Priority: Major
> There are two limitations for current look table design:
>  # lookup table size is limited, because table snapshot need to be cached in Kylin server,
too large snapshot table will break the server.
>  # lookup table snapshot references are stored in all segments of the cube, cannot support
global snapshot table, the global snapshot table means when the lookup table is updated, it
will take effective for all segments.
> To resolve the above limitations, we decide to do some improvements for the existing
lookup table design, below is the initial document, any comments and suggestions are welcome.
> h2. Metadata
> Will add a new property in CubeDesc to describe how lookup tables will be snapshot, it
can be defined during the cube design
> |{{@JsonProperty}}{{(}}{{"snapshot_table_desc_list"}}{{)}}
> {{private}} {{List<SnapshotTableDesc> snapshotTableDescList = Collections.emptyList();}}|
>  SnapshotTableDesc defines how table is stored and whether it is global or not, currently
we can support two types of store:
>  # "metaStore",  table snapshot is stored in the metadata store, it is the same as current
design, and this is the default option.
>  # "hbaseStore', table snapshot is stored in an additional hbase table.
> |{{@JsonProperty}}{{(}}{{"table_name"}}{{)}}
> {{private}} {{String tableName;}}
> {{@JsonProperty}}{{(}}{{"store_type"}}{{)}}
> {{private}} {{String snapshotStorageType = }}{{"metaStore"}}{{;}}
> {{@JsonProperty}}{{(}}{{"global"}}{{)}}
> {{private}} {{boolean}} {{global = }}{{false}}{{;}}|
> Add 'snapshots' property in CubeInstance, to store snapshots resource path for each table,
when the table snapshot is set to global in cube design:
> |{{@JsonProperty}}{{(}}{{"snapshots"}}{{)}}
> {{private}} {{Map<String, String> snapshots; }}{{// tableName -> tableResoucePath
> Add new meta model ExtTableSnapshot to describe the extended table snapshot information,
the information is stored in a new metastore path: /ext_table_snapshot/\{tableName}/\{uuid}.snapshot,
the metadata including following info:
> |{{@JsonProperty}}{{(}}{{"tableName"}}{{)}}
> {{private}} {{String tableName;}}
> {{@JsonProperty}}{{(}}{{"signature"}}{{)}}
> {{private}} {{TableSignature signature;}}
> {{@JsonProperty}}{{(}}{{"storage_location_identifier"}}{{)}}
> {{private}} {{String storageLocationIdentifier;}}
> {{@JsonProperty}}{{(}}{{"size"}}{{)}}
> {{private}} {{long}} {{size;}}
> {{@JsonProperty}}{{(}}{{"row_cnt"}}{{)}}
> {{private}} {{long}} {{rowCnt;}}|
> Add new section in 'Advance Setting' tab when do cube design, user can set table snapshot
properties for each table, and by default, it is segment level and store to metadata store
> h2. Build
> If user specify 'hbaseStore' storageType for any lookup table, will use MapReduce job
convert the hive source table to hfiles, and then bulk load hfiles to HTable. So it will add
two job steps to do the lookup table materialization.
> h2. HBase Lookup Table Schema
> all data are stored in raw value
> suppose the lookup table has primary keys: key1,key2
> rowkey will be:
> ||2 bytes||len1 bytes||2 bytes||len2 bytes||
> |key1 value length(len1)|key1 value|key 2 value length(len2)|key2 value|
> 1 column family c, multiple columns which column name is the index of the column in the
table definition
> |c|
> |1|2|...|
> h2. Query
> For key lookup query, directly call hbase get api to get entire row according to key.
> For queries that need fetch keys according to the derived columns, iterate all rows to
get related keys.
> For queries that only hit the lookup table, iterate all rows and let calcite to do aggregation
and filter.
> h2. Management
> For each lookup table, admin can view how many snapshots it has in Kylin, and can view
each snapshot type/size information and which cube/segments the snapshot is referenced, the
snapshot tables that have no reference can be deleted.
> h2. Cleanup
> When clean up metadata store, need to remove snapshot stored in HBase. And need to clean
up metadata store periodically by cronjob.
> h2. Future
>  # Add coprocessor for lookup table, to improve the performance of lookup table query,
and queries that filter by derived columns.
>  # Add secondly index support for external snapshot table.

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