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HBase, mail # user - why minimum 5 servers?


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why minimum 5 servers?
S Ahmed 2010-07-14, 10:24
Is there a reason why 5 is the recommend number of servers (minimum) in a
cluster?

Why not 2 or 3?

Just asking because 5 large ec2 instances (7.5gb ram) isn't *that* cheap :)

Thanks!