I would recommend trying it in your environment. Like most tests you can
find other blogs that argue the performance is better:
It will depend on your environment, filesize, how well it compresses, how
taxed your disks are, how wide your cells are, etc..
On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 8:09 AM, David Koch <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM, David Koch <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Are scans faster when compression is activated? The HBase book by Lars
> > George seems to suggest so (p424, Section on "Compression" in chapter
> > "Performance Tuning").
> > "... compression usually will yield overall better performance, because
> > the overhead of the CPU performing the compression and de- compression is
> > less than what is required to read more data from disk."
> > I searched around for a bit and found this:
> > http://gbif.blogspot.fr/2012/02/performance-evaluation-of-hbase.html.
> > author conducted a series of scan performance tests on tables of up to
> > 200million rows and found that compression actually slowed down read
> > performance slightly - albeit at lower CPU load.
> > Thank you,
> > /David
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