Each partition is assigned one and only one PartitionExecutor. It represents the non-blocking execution loop for a single partition. It will process incoming StoredProcedureInvocation and TransactionWork requests from over the network.

When the PartitionExecutor receives a new transaction invocation request, it first executes the transaction’s stored procedure control code. This control code then queues up one or more queries and then blocks when it dispatches the batch to the PartitionExecutor. The PartitionExecutor uses a cached Batch Planner handle to process the query batch and calculates what partitions each query should be routed to. If this query batch needs to execute on partitions that were not originally predicted for the transaction, then an internal MispredictionException is thrown; the transaction is then aborted and restarted (with the mispredicted partitions added it to its list of partitions that it will read/write to).

If all of the queries in the batch only access data on the PartitionExecutor’s local partition, then the queries are quickly passed down into the underlying C++ ExecutionEngine for processing.

If one or more of the queries need to access data on remote partitions (either at the same HStoreSite or at a remote HStoreSite), then the PartitionExecutor will package up the query batch into Google Protocol Buffer messages and send the request to the HStoreCoordinator. The PartitionExecutor must wait until the results are returned from the remote partitions before it can proceed.

Once all of the results for the queries are collected at the transaction’s local PartitionExecutor, they are passed back to the procedure control code. The control code will then be unblocked and allowed to continue executing the rest of the transaction’s program logic.

When the transaction either finishes or aborts, the PartitionExecutor will determine whether it can send back the ClientResponse immediately. If the transaction was single-partitioned and was not executed under a speculative execution mode, then the results can be sent back immediately. If the transaction was single-partitioned but was executed speculatively, its result will be put into a queue that will be released once the distributed transaction that it is blocked on finishes. If the transaction is multi-partitioned, then the PartitionExecutor will invoke the HStoreCoordinator to begin the two-phase commit process.