No, there's nothing wrong with your thinking. That's exactly what Phoenix
does - use the modulo of the hash of the key. It's important that you can
calculate the prefix byte so that you can still do fast point lookups.
Using a modulo that's bigger than the number of region servers can make
sense as well (up to the overall number of cores in your cluster). You
can't change the modulo without rewriting the data, so factoring in future
growth makes sense.
On Sat, May 17, 2014 at 8:50 PM, Software Dev <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote: