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  1. Apache Drill
  2. DRILL-385

Implement Top-N sort operator



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 0.4.0
    • Component/s: None
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      I want to give a brief summary of the design for this operator.
      This operator maintains a hyperbatch and a SelectionVector4. The length of the selectionVector is (limit + 1). Indices [0..limit-1] are used to maintain a min-heap, with the value pointing to the batch and index of the value it represents. The last element of the selectionVector is used for staging the next incoming record. It is done this way because the generated methods for doing comparisons uses the values stored in the selection vector as a pointer to the records in the hyperbatch.
      The first N records to come in are added to the heap, and the heap property is reestablished after each insertion. Once the heap has reached it's final size, each incoming record is compared to the top of the heap. The heap is a min-heap, meaning the root of the heap contains the lowest priority item in the heap. In other words, if we are looking for the top 10 values, the root points to the current 10th value. Each incoming record is compared to the root, and if necessary the two are swapped, and the heap property restored.
      Periodically, there can be a purge, in which the values referenced by the selection vector are copied into new value vectors, and the old buffers are released, freeing up memory.


        1. DRILL-385.patch
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          Steven Phillips
        2. DRILL-385.patch
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          Steven Phillips
        3. DRILL-385.patch
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          Steven Phillips
        4. DRILL-385.patch
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          Steven Phillips



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              sphillips Steven Phillips
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