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Introducing Apache HBase Medium Object Storage (MOB) compaction partition policies

Categories: HBase

Introduction

The Apache HBase Medium Object Storage (MOB) feature was introduced by HBASE-11339. This feature improves low latency read and write access for moderately-sized values (ideally from 100K to 10MB based on our testing results), making it well-suited for storing documents, images, and other moderately-sized objects [1]. The Apache HBase MOB feature achieves this improvement by separating IO paths for file references and MOB objects, applying different compaction policies to MOBs and thus reducing write amplification created by HBase’s compactions.

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