Using Apache HBase to store and access data
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Configure compactions

If you are an administrator and expect the HBase clusters to host large amounts of data, consider the effect that compactions have on write throughput. For write-intensive data request patterns, you should consider less frequent compactions and more StoreFiles per region.

  • In the hbase-site.xmlconfiguration file, increase the minimum number of files required in hbase.hstore.compaction.minproperty to trigger a compaction.
  • If you opt to increase this value, you should also increase the value assigned to the hbase.hstore.blockingStoreFiles property because more files will accumulate.