This is Part 6 of the IKVS series, “Implementing a Key-Value Store”. You can also check the Table of Contents for other parts.
In this article, I will compare several open-addressing hash tables: Linear Probing, Hopscotch hashing, and Robin Hood hashing. I have already done some work on this topic, and in this article I want to gather data for more metrics in order to decide which hash table I will use for my key-value store.
The result section also contains an interesting observation about the maximum DIB for Robin Hood hashing, which originated from Kristofer Karlsson, a software engineer at Spotify and the author of the key-value store Sparkey.
This article will cover:
1. Open-addressing hash tables
3. Experimental Protocol
4. Results and Discussion