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Are rfiles in Accumulo and hfiles in Hbase similar in structure and purpose?

I cannot seem to find much info on rfiles other than the Accumulo site and from what I can gather from the information I cannot deduce whether like hfiles they are based on Mapfiles and meant to store ...
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Why can't we perform joins in a distributed database like Bigtable?

From this answer to What database does Google use?, BigTable is not a relational database. It does not support joins nor does it support rich SQL-like queries. Is this obvious? I do not ...