Partitioning limitations

Here are some of the limitations that you must consider before partitionoing tables.

  • Tables must be manually pre-split into tablets using simple or compound primary keys. Automatic splitting is not yet possible. Kudu does not allow you to change how a table is partitioned after creation, with the exception of adding or dropping range partitions.

  • Data in existing tables cannot currently be automatically repartitioned. As a workaround, create a new table with the new partitioning and insert the contents of the old table.

  • Tablets that lose a majority of replicas (such as 1 left out of 3) require manual intervention to be repaired.