Using multiple tenants

With this feature, you can create multiple tenants, such that each tenant has servers of different specs, and use them in the same table. In this way, you'll bring down the cost of the historical data by using a lower spec of node such as HDDs instead of SSDs for storage and compute, while trading off slight latency.\


You can configured separate tenants for the table by setting this config in your table config json.


  "tableName": "myTable",
  "tableType": ...,
  "tenants": {
    "server": "base_OFFLINE",
    "broker": "base_BROKER"
  "tierConfigs": [{
    "name": "ssdGroup",
    "segmentSelectorType": "time",
    "segmentAge": "7d",
    "storageType": "pinot_server",
    "serverTag": "ssd_OFFLINE"
  }, {
    "name": "hddGroup",
    "segmentSelectorType": "time",
    "segmentAge": "15d",
    "storageType": "pinot_server",
    "serverTag": "hdd_OFFLINE"

In this example, the table uses servers tagged with base_OFFLINE. We have created two tenants of Pinot servers, tagged with ssd_OFFLINE and hdd_OFFLINE. Segments older than 7 days will move from base_OFFLINE to ssd_OFFLINE, and segments older than 15 days will move to hdd_OFFLINE.


Name of the server group. Every group in the list must have a unique name


The strategy used for selecting segments. The only supported strategy as of now is time, which will pick segments based on segment age.


This property is required when segmentSelectorType is time. Set a period string, eg. 15d, 24h, 60m. Segments which are older than the age will be moved to the the specific tenant


The type of storage. The only supported type is pinot_server


This property is required when storageType is pinot_server. Set the tag of the Pinot servers you want to use for this selection criteria.

How does data move from one tenant to another?

On adding this config, the Segment Relocator periodic task will move segments from one tenant to another, as and when the segment crosses the segment age.

Under the hood, this job runs a rebalance. So you can achieve the same effect as a manual trigger by running a rebalance

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