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From "Karthik Kothareddy (karthikk) [CONT - Type 2]" <>
Subject NiFi Throughput and Slowness
Date Mon, 03 Jul 2017 16:52:44 GMT

I am currently using NiFi 1.2.0 on a Linux (RHEL) machine. I am using a single instance without
any clustering. My machine has ~800GB of RAM and 2.5 TB of disk space (SSD's with RAID5).
I have set my Java heap space values to below in "bootstrap.conf" file

# JVM memory settings

# Some custom Configurations

Now, the problem that I am facing when I am stress testing this instance is whenever the Read/Write
of Data feeds reach the limit of 5GB (at least that's what I observed) the whole instance
is running super slow meaning the flowfiles are moving very slow in the queues. It is heavily
affecting the other Processor groups as well which are very simple flows. I tied to read the
system diagnostics at that point and see that all the usage is below 20% including heap Usage,
flowFile and content repository usage. I tried to capture the status history of the Process
Group at that particular point and below are some results.



>From the above images it is obvious that the process group is working on lot of IO at
that point. Is there a way to increase the throughput of the instance given my requirement
which has tons of read/writes every hour. Also to add all my repositories (flowfile , content
and provenance) are on the same disk. I tried to increase all the memory settings I possibly
can in both bootstrap.conf and , but no use the whole instance is running
very slow and is processing minimum amount of flowfiles. Just to make sure I created a GenerateFlowfile
processor when the system is slow and to my surprise the rate of flow files generated is less
that one per minute (which should fill the queue in less than 5 secs under normal circumstances).
Any help on this would be much appreciated.


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