When doing a get or scan, are the read order of columns within a particular
family always going to be the same?
For example, if I have two columns within a family, ColumnNameA and
ColumnNameB, will ColumnNameA always come first in read order? If so, is
this byte ordered on the column name qualifier the same as row ids?
I'm working on a scenario where I often want to read a small subset of
values from a particular row. While it seems like this might be a good use
for a separate column family, I was thinking that
cause me problems because this information is magnitudes smaller than
the rest of the family. I was thinking that if I made sure these values
were first in disk order, I could pull this data without making HBase
iterate over 1000's of other columns.