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From Dima Spivak <dspi...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Does compression ever improve performance?
Date Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:59:09 GMT
I'd highly recommend it. In general, compressing your column families will
improve performance by reducing the resources required to get data from
disk (even when taking into account the CPU overhead of compressing and


On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 10:35 AM, jeremy p <athomewithagroovebox@gmail.com>

> Hey all,
> Right now, I'm not using compression on any of my tables, because our data
> doesn't take up a huge amount of space.  However, I would turn on
> compression if there was a chance it would improve HBase's performance.  By
> performance, I'm talking about the speed with which HBase responds to
> requests and retrieves data.
> Should I turn compression on?
> --Jeremy

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