Data Partition and Routing

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Why data partition and routing?

large dataset ⟶ scale out ⟶ data shard / partition ⟶ 1) routing for data access 2) replica for availability

  • Pros
    • availability
    • read(parallelization, single read efficiency)
  • Cons
    • consistency

How to do data partition and routing?

The routing abstract model is essentially just two maps: 1) key-partition map 2) partition-machine map

Hash partition

  1. hash and mod

    • (+) simple
    • (-) flexibility (tight coupling two maps: adding and removing nodes (partition-machine map) disrupt existing key-partition map)
  2. Virtual buckets: key–(hash)–>vBucket, vBucket–(table lookup)–>servers

    • Usercase: Membase a.k.a Couchbase, Riak
    • (+) flexibility, decoupling two maps
    • (-) centralized lookup table
  3. Consistent hashing and DHT

    • [Chord] implementation
    • virtual nodes: for load balance in heterogeneous data center
    • Usercase: Dynamo, Cassandra
    • (+) flexibility, hashing space decouples two maps. two maps use the same hash, but adding and removing nodes only impact succeeding nodes.
    • (-) network complexity, hard to maintain

Range partition

sort by primary key, shard by range of primary key

range-server lookup table (e.g. HBase .META. table) + local tree-based index (e.g. LSM, B+)

(+) search for a range (-) log(n)

Usercase: Yahoo PNUTS, Azure, Bigtable


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