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From Bryan Beaudreault <bbeaudrea...@hubspot.com>
Subject Re: 3-Hour Periodic Network/CPU/Disk/Latency Spikes
Date Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:19:06 GMT
Have you taken a look at the logs on the RegionServers during the period?

One possibility is compactions happening organically.  If you were
sustaining a certain level of writes most of the time, I could maybe see
that every 3 hours enough store files build up to require compactions.

There's nothing else automated in HDFS or HBase that I could see causing

On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 3:07 PM, Patrick Schless

> CDH4.1.2
> HBase 0.92.1
> HDFS 2.0.0
> Every 3 hours, our production HBase cluster does something that causes all
> the data nodes to have a sustained spike in CPU/network/disk. The spike
> lasts about 30 mins, and during this time the cluster has greatly increased
> latencies for our typical application usage.
> I can't find anything in our application that would have such a periodic
> and significant behavior. Is there anything that HBase/HDFS might be doing
> on it's own that would cause this? We're on the default schedule for major
> compactions, but I thought that was daily.
> Any ideas what could be causing this?
> Thanks,
> Patrick

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