Comment:apurtell:11/14/13 05:12:18 PM:
I think table/column property support for toggling
HBASE-7544 on CFs would be nice and would fully support that feature.
> Right now, the Phoenix driver is an embedded driver, so there's no additional transmission beyond the HBase client to HBase sever communication.
Right, I meant from the HBase client to server, but we can handle that already today by negotiating auth-conf level protection with SASL.
I think most who ask for client side encryption want the additional assurance against leakage of data from one user to an unauthorized one if access control fails or is set up incorrectly. If this becomes a goal of Phoenix, then I recommend looking at HBASE-9578 and skimming the paper mentioned there to get a sense of the potential issues.