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From stack <st...@duboce.net>
Subject Re: How about scalability to columns?
Date Tue, 23 Dec 2008 16:08:11 GMT
Hyunsik Choi wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm a newbie of hbase. I wonder how is Hbase scalable to increasing columns?
> Do I regard column as just like rows? For instance, I will design a
> data model that increases in columns as rows grow, like a square
> matrix. The number of rows may be at least 100 billion. Is it
> appropriate to Hbase architecture design?

In theory, we should be able to go there.  In practise, we've had but 
limited experience with tables in low billions of rows and there is a 
flaw that limits the number of columns in a family (HBASE-867) that 
should be fixed in the release after the pending 0.19.0.


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