LDT (Large List) considered GA/stable yet?

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#1

Reading last year’s posts on LDTs seem to indicate that it was a work-in-progress/in beta. Is it still the case presently, or has it been upgraded to perhaps GA status?

My reason for this guess is that the release notes indicate frequent bug-fixing activity from 3.1.14 (Feb 25, 2014) up until 3.6.2 (Oct 9, 2015), and none afterwards. The only subsequent mention of LDT is in 3.7.0.1 regarding LDT scans; even then, it is a feature addition, not a bug fix.

It would be exciting if the LDT is regarded reliable enough for production use (even if it is a little slower than direct key queries), and it would be great to get an opinion from the Aerospike team.


#2

@ronny1204,

Thank you for posting about LDTs in our forum. Please see the LDT Feature Guide for current LDT recommendations and best practices.


#3

@ronny1204,

Effective immediately, we will no longer actively support the LDT feature and will eventually remove the API. The exact deprecation and removal timeline will depend on customer and community requirements. Instead of LDTs, we advise that you use our newer List and SortedMap APIs, which are now available in all Aerospike-supported clients at the General Availability level. Read our blog post for details.