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From Alejandro Pérez-Linaza <ape...@vertical-tech.com>
Subject RE: HBase in a real world application
Date Tue, 11 Aug 2009 17:18:26 GMT
You might want to check out www.rackspacecloud.com where you can get boxes and pay by the hour
(as cheap as $0.015 / hour for a 256Mb box).  We used it a couple of weeks ago to setup a
MySQL Cluster test and ended up having around 18 boxes.  Memory can be changed from 256Mb
to 16Gb in a couple of minutes.  They also have various flavors to choose from.

The bottom line is that we love it and it solves the problem of the "test boxes" that you
would need right away.

Have fun,


Alejandro Pérez-Linaza
Vertical Technologies, LLC
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-----Original Message-----
From: llpind [mailto:sonny_heer@hotmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 12:21 PM
To: hbase-user@hadoop.apache.org
Subject: HBase in a real world application

As some of you know, I've been playing with HBase on/off for the past few

I'd like your take on some cluster setup/configuration setting that you’ve
found successful.  Also, any other thoughts on how I can persuade usage of

Assume:  Working with ~2 TB of data.  A few very tall tables. Hadoop/HBase

1.	What specs should a master box have (speed, HD, RAM)?  Should Slave boxes
be different?
2.	Recommended size of cluster?  I realize this depends on what
load/performance requirements we have, but I’d like to know your thoughts
based on #1 specs.
3.	Should zookeeper quorums run on different boxes than regionservers?

Basically if you could give some example cluster configurations with the
amount of data your working with that would be a lot of help (or point me to
a place were this has been discussed for .20).  Currently I don’t have the
funds to play around with a lot of boxes, but I hope to soon.  :)  Thanks.

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