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Re: Blocking Inserts
Basically without metrics on what's going on it's tough to know for sure.

I would turn on GC logging and make sure that is not playing a part, get
metrics on IO while this is going on, and look through the logs to see what
is happening when you notice the pause.

On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 6:39 AM, Martin Alig <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Hi
> I'm doing some evaluations with HBase. The workload I'm facing is mainly
> insert-only.
> Currently I'm inserting 1KB rows, where 100Bytes go into one column.
> I have the following cluster machines at disposal:
> Intel Xeon L5520 2.26 Ghz (Nehalem, with HT enabled)
> 24 GiB Memory
> 1 GigE
> 2x 15k RPM Sas 73 GB (RAID1)
> I have 10 Nodes.
> The first node runs:
> Namenode, SecondaryNamenode, Datanode, HMaster, Zookeeper, and a
> RegionServer
> The other nodes run:
> Datanode and RegionServer
> Now running my test client and inserting rows, the throughput goes up to
> 150'000 inserts/sec. But then after some time the throughput drops down to
> 0 inserts/sec for quite some time, before it goes up again.
> My assumption is, that it happens when the RegionServers start to write the
> data from memory to the disks. I know, that the recommended hardware for
> HBase should contain multiple disks using JBOD or RAID 0.
> But at that point I am limited right now.
> I am just asking if in my hardware setup, the blocking periods are really
> caused by the non-optimal disk configuration.
> Thank you in advance for any suggestions.
> Martin