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From Joey Echeverria <>
Subject Re: benchmarks
Date Mon, 13 Feb 2012 21:42:46 GMT
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.


On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 4:07 PM, Aaron Cordova <> 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.

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