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Configuring HBase Memstore: What You Should Know

A very well documented post by Alex Baranau about HBase Memstore, HBase write and read operations and the importance of correctly configuring Memstore:

  • There are number of configuration options for Memstore one can use to achieve better performance and avoid issues. HBase will not adjust settings for you based on usage pattern.
  • Frequent Memstore flushes can affect reading performance and can bring additional load to the system
  • The way Memstore flushes work may affect your schema design

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Original title and link: Configuring HBase Memstore: What You Should Know (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)

via: http://blog.sematext.com/2012/07/16/hbase-memstore-what-you-should-know/