Big Logical Units

There is a 2G limitation in Cassandra for writing compressed SQLite LUI files into a Cassandra entity table as blobs. Fabric enables storing big LUIs without limitations on size by splitting data into chunks. The SQLite file's chunks are written into the Cassandra entity_chunks table in parallel using the Cassandra Loader.

The Loader configuration for the parallel save can be done using the config.ini by adding a section named [LU type]_ cassandra_entity_storage per each LU. The parameters under this section are the same as the Cassandra Loader definition parameters (for example, Loader execution mode).

The LUI data is first written into the entity_chunks table and then after all chunks were written successfully the entity table is populated.

The entity table includes the following data:

  • batch_id, unique ID that represents the relationship between an entity and entity_chunks tables.
  • chunks_count, number of chunks.
  • data, holds the LUI SQLite file after compression. For performance optimization during parallel data inserts, the size is zero if the number of chunks > 1.

The entity_chunks table includes the following data:

  • id, holds the instance ID.
  • sync_version, holds the same version as the version populated in the entity table.
  • batch_id, holds the same ID as in the entity table.
  • chunk_index, holds the chunk number.
  • data, holds the split SQLite file after compression for the chunk index.

The chunk size is set using the config.ini file parameters, defined per node:

  • INSTANCE_CHUNK_SIZE, impacting the read from Cassandra (pagination) and write into Cassandra chunk size (default 10MB – 10485760 bytes).

Parallel Load Big LUI from Cassandra - Experimental Feature

When loading the chunks of Big LUI from Cassandra to Fabric as part of the GET command, there is a trade-off between the performance of the load and the memory allocated to this process. To improve the performance of the load, you can define the number of threads that will be executed in parallel. When setting the number of threads, you must also define the maximum memory allowed to be used for the parallel load.

The config.ini parameters to configure the above are:

  • ASYNC_LOAD_MAX_THREADS, the maximum number of threads (over all Fabric nodes) to be allocated. Set to 0 by default, which means that by default the parallel load is disabled.
  • ASYNC_LOAD_MAX_MEMORY_IN_MB, maximum memory to be allocated for the parallel load process. Set by default to 2000 MB.

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Big Logical Units

There is a 2G limitation in Cassandra for writing compressed SQLite LUI files into a Cassandra entity table as blobs. Fabric enables storing big LUIs without limitations on size by splitting data into chunks. The SQLite file's chunks are written into the Cassandra entity_chunks table in parallel using the Cassandra Loader.

The Loader configuration for the parallel save can be done using the config.ini by adding a section named [LU type]_ cassandra_entity_storage per each LU. The parameters under this section are the same as the Cassandra Loader definition parameters (for example, Loader execution mode).

The LUI data is first written into the entity_chunks table and then after all chunks were written successfully the entity table is populated.

The entity table includes the following data:

  • batch_id, unique ID that represents the relationship between an entity and entity_chunks tables.
  • chunks_count, number of chunks.
  • data, holds the LUI SQLite file after compression. For performance optimization during parallel data inserts, the size is zero if the number of chunks > 1.

The entity_chunks table includes the following data:

  • id, holds the instance ID.
  • sync_version, holds the same version as the version populated in the entity table.
  • batch_id, holds the same ID as in the entity table.
  • chunk_index, holds the chunk number.
  • data, holds the split SQLite file after compression for the chunk index.

The chunk size is set using the config.ini file parameters, defined per node:

  • INSTANCE_CHUNK_SIZE, impacting the read from Cassandra (pagination) and write into Cassandra chunk size (default 10MB – 10485760 bytes).

Parallel Load Big LUI from Cassandra - Experimental Feature

When loading the chunks of Big LUI from Cassandra to Fabric as part of the GET command, there is a trade-off between the performance of the load and the memory allocated to this process. To improve the performance of the load, you can define the number of threads that will be executed in parallel. When setting the number of threads, you must also define the maximum memory allowed to be used for the parallel load.

The config.ini parameters to configure the above are:

  • ASYNC_LOAD_MAX_THREADS, the maximum number of threads (over all Fabric nodes) to be allocated. Set to 0 by default, which means that by default the parallel load is disabled.
  • ASYNC_LOAD_MAX_MEMORY_IN_MB, maximum memory to be allocated for the parallel load process. Set by default to 2000 MB.

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