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From "tim robertson" <timrobertson...@gmail.com>
Subject Column types - smaller the better?
Date Sat, 27 Dec 2008 17:33:33 GMT
Hi all,

Beginner question, but does it make sense to use the smallest data
type you can in HBase?

Is there much performance gain over say 1 Billion records saving new
Integer(1) instead of new String("observation") ?

I am proposing to parse one column family into a new "parsed values"
family, which would be these integer style types.  If my guess is
correct then there will be more rows in one region (correct
terminology?) and therefore less shuffling around and faster scanning.
 Or am I way off the mark?

Cheers,

Tim

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