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Registered: ‎04-03-2017

HBase v1.2 and multiple column families

I've read the general advice to avoid more than 2-3 column families on an HBase table because of the way flushing works.


I've also come across a HBase ticket that does flushing per family so if a family doesn't have enough data it doesn't cause extra I/O.


Looks like that patch got applied in HBase v1.1 and we're using HBase v1.2. With this flusing change, are there still problems with more than 2-3 families?