Efficiency in Key Name Sizing for Large Document Collections

TLDR Imtiaz asks if shorter key names impact storage and memory efficiency. Kishore Nallan explains key names don't impact memory but could slightly affect disk storage and retrieval times.

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Oct 30, 2021 (27 months ago)
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04:37 PM
Hi there, I have a question regarding key names in a document. I have a large collection and I am attempting to scale efficiently. I have stripped the keys down to just the minimum subset already.

My question is regarding the size of the key names. Would there be any benefit in calling a key n instead of full_name for example, and handle the mappings appropriately on the frontend. (interested in impact to storage and memory - as the network impacts are obvious but not important in my use case)?



Oct 31, 2021 (27 months ago)
Kishore Nallan
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Kishore Nallan
01:46 AM
👋 No impact on memory since key names don't repeat in memory. But we store the document on disk so disk storage will be lesser and so will be retrieval times. However, I don't see this making too much of a difference unless you have 100s of keys.