Difference between Major and Minor Compaction in Hbase?

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    • #6571
      DataFlair Team

      What are HBase Compactions?
      What is the difference between major and minor compactions in Hbase?

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      DataFlair Team

      Compaction in HBase

      There is a complete process in which to decrease the storage and also to decrease the number of disks seeks needed for a read, HBase combines HFiles, so that process is known as compaction. Although, it is of two types:

      Minor Compaction
      while HBase takes smaller HFiles and recommits them to bigger HFiles, that is Minor Compaction.

      Major Compaction
      But while it merges as well as recommits the smaller HFiles of a region to a new HFile is Major compaction.

      learn more about compaction in HBase, follow the link: HBase Architecture – Regions, Hmaster, Zookeeper

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