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From Marc Parisi <>
Subject Re: compressing values returned to scanner
Date Mon, 01 Oct 2012 19:19:51 GMT
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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