Action type for a def~timeline
|Key Instant action types performed include:|
COMMITS - `action type` which denotes an atomic write of a batch of records from an external source into a def~table (see def~commit).
CLEANS - `action type` which denotes a background activity that gets rid of older versions of files in the def~table, that are no longer needed.
DELTA_COMMIT - `action type` which denotes an atomic write of a batch of records into a def~merge-on-read (MOR) def~table-type of def~table, where some/all of the data could be just written to delta logs (see def~commit).
COMPACTION - `action type` which denotes a background activity to reconcile differential data structures within Hudi e.g: moving merging updates from row based delta log files to columnar onto def~base-files columnar file formats. Internally, compaction manifests as a special def~commit on the timeline (see def~timeline)
ROLLBACK - `action type` denotes that a def~timeline of `instant action type` commit/delta commit was unsuccessful & rolled back, removing any partial files produced during such a write
SAVEPOINT - `action type` marks certain file groups as “saved”, such that cleaner will not delete them. It helps restore the def~table to a point on the timeline, in case of disaster/data recovery scenarios.