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From liuyu000 <>
Subject [GitHub] incubator-trafodion pull request #1229: [Trafodion-2734] Create *Trafodion L...
Date Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:41:18 GMT
Github user liuyu000 commented on a diff in the pull request:
    --- Diff: docs/lob_guide/src/asciidoc/_chapters/introduction.adoc ---
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    +* @@@ START COPYRIGHT @@@
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    += Introduction
    +[#what is lOB]
    +== What is LOB
    +LOB (Large Object), a set of large object data types used to store large volumes of data,
provides random and piece-wise access to the data. 
    +Database support for LOB is not universal.
    +[#lob data types]
    +== LOB Data Types
    +The following are the data types supported by Trafodion. +
    +[caption="Table 1-1 "]
    +.Descriptions for BLOB and CLOB
    +| *Data Type*         | *Desciprtion*
    +| BLOB                | Binary Large Object. + 
    +Holds large blocks of unstructured data in binary format. +
    +BLOB is ideal for storing and handling unstructured data, such as images, audio, video
and other multimedia objects.
    +| CLOB                | Character Large Object. +
    +Stores unusually large amounts of string data in character set format. +
    +CLOB is ideal for storing and processing semi-structured data, such as large document
or string.
    +[#lob storage]
    +== LOB Storage
    +The basic design idea is to allow a database row to have multiple LOB columns and a table
to have multiple such rows. The design takes a combination approach of rows store and column
    +When a SQL table with LOB column is created, there are several dependent objects that
are created to hold metadata information on the LOB as well as the data.
    +The LOB data itself is stored in HDFS while the Trafodion table contains a unique LOB
handle for each row/column. The LOB handle provides the identifier that is used to query the
LOB metadata tables to find the location of the LOB data files.
    --- End diff --
    Thanks Dave.
    I've corrected. :)
    Answer from Sandhya:
    Each lob column in any table will have  it’s own unique lob data file. So any lob data
belonging to that column will be stored in that HDFS file. 
    So if a table has 3 columns, you will see 3 lob data files with the first part of the
name being the same and the column number will be appended to it.
    For example, for a table with 2 lob columns:
    Location: /user/trafodion/lobs
    DataFile: LOBP_04474425229029907479_0001
    Location: /user/trafodion/lobs
    DataFile: LOBP_04474425229029907479_0002


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