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Re: Running prefix scans in hbase
On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 11:33 PM, Varun Sharma <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Hi,
> I was looking at PrefixFilter but going by the implementation - it looks we
> scan every row until we hit the prefix instead of seeking to the row with
> the required prefix.
> I was wondering if there are more efficient alternatives which would do a
> real seek rather than scanning all rows. Would setting startRow and stopRow
> - effectively seek to startRow and then perform the scan ?

Are you saying the prefix filter keeps reading rows even though it has
passed out the prefix?   I'd think it would return true out of
it had gone past rows with the prefix?