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From Stack <st...@duboce.net>
Subject Re: md5 hash key and splits
Date Thu, 30 Aug 2012 04:19:07 GMT
On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 3:56 PM, Mohit Anchlia <mohitanchlia@gmail.com> wrote:
> If I use md5 hash + timestamp rowkey would hbase automatically detect the
> difference in ranges and peforms split? How does split work in such cases
> or is it still advisable to manually split the regions.

Yes.

On how split works, when a region hits the maximum configured size, it
splits in two.

Manual splitting can be useful when you know your distribution and
you'd save on hbase doing it for you.  It can speed up bulk loads for
instance.

St.Ack

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