Tag Archives: data

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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Common Probability Distributions: The Data Scientist’s Crib Sheet

Categories: Data Science

Data scientists have hundreds of probability distributions from which to choose. Where to start?

Data science, whatever it may be, remains a big deal.  “A data scientist is better at statistics than any software engineer,” you may overhear a pundit say, at your local tech get-togethers and hackathons. The applied mathematicians have their revenge, because statistics hasn’t been this talked-about since the roaring 20s. They have their own legitimizing Venn diagram of which people don’t make fun.

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Progress Report: Hive-on-Spark Nears Production Readiness

Categories: Cloudera Labs Hive Spark

Contributors from Intel, Cloudera, and the rest of the community have been making strong progress on the Hive-on-Spark initiative. This post provides an update.

[Editor’s note (April 20, 2016): Hive-on-Spark is now GA/shipping starting in CDH 5.7.]

Since its inception about one year ago, the community initiative to make Apache Spark a data processing engine for Apache Hive (HIVE-7292) has attracted widespread interest from developers around the world and gone through phases of rapid development,

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