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From James Taylor <>
Subject Re: Column names in Phoenix backed HBase tables
Date Mon, 14 Sep 2015 19:14:12 GMT
Yes, we're discussing this right now over on PHOENIX-1598. Please feel free
to chime in over there.

On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 12:00 PM, Satish Iyengar <> wrote:

> One of the recommendations in HBase is to have short column names. Now
> when phoenix user defines a logical but longer column names this affects
> the HFile size of such a table (column names are repeated). Even if we use
> compression and data block encoding, the size while in transit and in
> memory is still a concern.
> Was there any consideration of leveraging catalog table to have the
> mapping to get best of both world (logical names in phoenix but efficient
> and short names in hbase)?
> Thanks,
> Satish

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