This property enhances SQL functionality beyond what can be supported through the API directly, by enabling in-memory client-side processing.
When SupportEnhancedSQL = true, the connector offloads as much of the SELECT statement processing as possible to Apache HBase and then processes the rest of the query in memory. In this way, the connector can execute unsupported predicates, joins, and aggregation.
When SupportEnhancedSQL = false, the connector limits SQL execution to what is supported by the Apache HBase API.
Execution of Predicates
The connector determines which of the clauses are supported by the data source and then pushes them to the source to get the smallest superset of rows that would satisfy the query. It then filters the rest of the rows locally. The filter operation is streamed, which enables the connector to filter effectively for even very large datasets.
Execution of Joins
The connector uses various techniques to join in memory. The connector trades off memory utilization against the requirement of reading the same table more than once.
Execution of Aggregates
The connector retrieves all rows necessary to process the aggregation in memory.