Thanks Stack for pointing us in the right direction. Indeed it was the
tcpNodeDelay setting. We set these to be true.

ipc.server.tcpnodelay ==> true
hbase.ipc.client.tcpnodelay ==> true

All reads that previously had the 40ms overhead are now between 2 and 3
ms like we would expect them to be.

Are these settings worthy of being put in the Hbase online book  ?

Thanks,
Jay

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