Kudu schema design

Kudu tables have a structured data model similar to tables in a traditional relational database. With Kudu, schema design is critical for achieving the best performance and operational stability. Every workload is unique, and there is no single schema design that is best for every table. This topic outlines effective schema design philosophies for Kudu, and how they differ from approaches used for traditional relational database schemas.

There are three main concerns when creating Kudu tables: column design, primary key design, and partitioning.