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From Joey Echeverria <j...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: benchmarks
Date Mon, 13 Feb 2012 22:47:21 GMT
I thought I heard Aaron volunteering ;)

-Joey

On Feb 13, 2012, at 16:58, Keith Turner <keith@deenlo.com> wrote:

> I think its a good idea, but who is going to take the time to do it?
> 
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 4:42 PM, Joey Echeverria <joey@cloudera.com> wrote:
>> I think benchmarks are interesting and useful, but they're not the whole
>> story. If we can collaborate with the Hypertable testing, that'd be best as
>> it should avoid getting into a benchmark shoot out where each community
>> feels compelled to one-up the other.
>> 
>> -Joey
>> 
>> 
>> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 4:07 PM, Aaron Cordova <aaron@cordovas.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>> so .. we all know that benchmarks can be misleading but ...
>>> 
>>> There seems to be some excitement surrounding the recent Hypertable vs
>>> Hbase benchmark, particularly because hbase (0.90) failed to complete some
>>> tests, and because the tests seem to be based on those outlined in the
>>> original BigTable paper.
>>> 
>>> Hypertable has stated (on Twitter) that they're going to re-run the
>>> benchmark on Hbase 0.92, and that they hope for participation from Hbase. I
>>> wondered whether it would be in the Accumulo community's interest to
>>> participate as well?
>>> 
>>> I believe that because Accumulo uses native management of memory for it's
>>> ingest operations that it won't have the same problem Hbase 0.90 did with
>>> the tests involving lots of small (10k and 100k) inserts. We know that
>>> Accumulo stands apart somewhat because of it's unique features, but
>>> performance could be an important differentiator too, or at least should not
>>> be a weakness ...
>>> 
>>> Thoughts?
>>> 
>>> Aaron
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> Joseph Echeverria
>> Cloudera, Inc.
>> 443.305.9434
>> 

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