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From "Yan" <>
Subject RE: 答复: 答复: Package Release Annoucement: Spark SQL on HBase "Astro"
Date Tue, 11 Aug 2015 23:13:17 GMT
We have not “formally” published any numbers yet. A good reference is a slide deck we posted
for the meetup in March.
, or better yet for interested parties to run performance comparisons by themselves for now.

As for status quo of Astro, we have been focusing on fixing bugs (UDF-related bug in some
coprocessor/custom filter combos), and add support of querying string columns in HBase as
integers from Astro.


From: Ted Yu []
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 7:02 AM
To: Yan
Cc: Bing Xiao (Bing);;
Subject: Re: 答复: 答复: Package Release Annoucement: Spark SQL on HBase "Astro"

Where can I find performance numbers for Astro (it's close to middle of August) ?


On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 3:58 PM, Yan <<>>
Finally I can take a look at HBASE-14181 now. Unfortunately there is no design doc mentioned.
Superficially it is very similar to Astro with a difference of
this being part of HBase client library; while Astro works as a Spark package so will evolve
and function more closely with Spark SQL/Dataframe instead of HBase.

In terms of architecture, my take is loosely-coupled query engines on top of KV store vs.
an array of query engines supported by, and packaged as part of, a KV store.

Functionality-wise the two could be close but Astro also supports Python as a result of tight
integration with Spark.
It will be interesting to see performance comparisons when HBase-14181 is ready.


From: Ted Yu [<>]
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 3:28 PM
To: Yan
Cc: Bing Xiao (Bing);<>;<>
Subject: Re: 答复: Package Release Annoucement: Spark SQL on HBase "Astro"

HBase will not have query engine.

It will provide better support to query engines.


On Aug 10, 2015, at 11:11 PM, Yan <<>>

I’m in China now, and seem to experience difficulty to access Apache Jira. Anyways, it appears
to me  that HBASE-14181<> attempts
to support Spark DataFrame inside HBase.
If true, one question to me is whether HBase is intended to have a built-in query engine or
not. Or it will stick with the current way as
a k-v store with some built-in processing capabilities in the forms of coprocessor, custom
filter, …, etc., which allows for loosely-coupled query engines
built on top of it.


发件人: Ted Yu []
发送时间: 2015年8月11日 8:54
收件人: Bing Xiao (Bing)
主题: Re: Package Release Annoucement: Spark SQL on HBase "Astro"

Yan / Bing:
Mind taking a look at HBASE-14181<>
'Add Spark DataFrame DataSource to HBase-Spark Module' ?


On Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 4:53 PM, Bing Xiao (Bing) <<>>
We are happy to announce the availability of the Spark SQL on HBase 1.0.0 release.
The main features in this package, dubbed “Astro”, include:

•         Systematic and powerful handling of data pruning and intelligent scan, based on
partial evaluation technique

•         HBase pushdown capabilities like custom filters and coprocessor to support ultra
low latency processing

•         SQL, Data Frame support

•         More SQL capabilities made possible (Secondary index, bloom filter, Primary Key,
Bulk load, Update)

•         Joins with data from other sources

•         Python/Java/Scala support

•         Support latest Spark 1.4.0 release

The tests by Huawei team and community contributors covered the areas: bulk load; projection
pruning; partition pruning; partial evaluation; code generation; coprocessor; customer filtering;
DML; complex filtering on keys and non-keys; Join/union with non-Hbase data; Data Frame; multi-column
family test.  We will post the test results including performance tests the middle of August.
You are very welcomed to try out or deploy the package, and help improve the integration tests
with various combinations of the settings, extensive Data Frame tests, complex join/union
test and extensive performance tests.  Please use the “Issues” “Pull Requests” links
at this package homepage, if you want to report bugs, improvement or feature requests.
Special thanks to project owner and technical leader Yan Zhou, Huawei global team, community
contributors and Databricks.   Databricks has been providing great assistance from the design
to the release.
“Astro”, the Spark SQL on HBase package will be useful for ultra low latency query and
analytics of large scale data sets in vertical enterprises. We will continue to work with
the community to develop new features and improve code base.  Your comments and suggestions
are greatly appreciated.

Yan Zhou / Bing Xiao
Huawei Big Data team

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