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From ameet kini <>
Subject Re: compressing values returned to scanner
Date Mon, 01 Oct 2012 19:40:50 GMT
That is exactly my use case (ingest once, serve often, no server-side

And I'm doing pre-compression on ingest. I was just looking to do away with
app-level compression code. Not a biggie.


On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 3:32 PM, William Slacum <> wrote:

> If you aren't often looking at the data in the value on the tablet server
> (like in an iterator), you can also pre-compress your values on ingest.
> On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 12:19 PM, Marc Parisi <> wrote:
>> You could compress the data in the value, and decompress the data upon
>> receipt by the scanner.
>> On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 3:03 PM, ameet kini <> wrote:
>>> My understanding of compression in Accumulo 1.4.1 is that it is on by
>>> default and that data is decompressed by the tablet server, so data on the
>>> wire between server/client is decompressed. Is there a way to shift the
>>> decompression from happening on the server to the client? I have a use case
>>> where each Value in my table is relatively large (~ 8MB) and I can benefit
>>> from compression over the wire. I don't have any server side iterators, so
>>> the values don't need to be decompressed by the tablet server. Also, each
>>> scan returns a few rows, so client-side decompression can be fast.
>>> The only way I can think of now is to disable compression on that table,
>>> and handle compression/decompression in the application. But if there is a
>>> way to do this in Accumulo, I'd prefer that.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Ameet

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