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HBase Design Patterns by Sujee Maniyam, Mark Kerzner

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Chapter 5. Time Series Data

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • What we mean by time series data
  • The special design challenges that time series data presents
  • Which important performance considerations apply
  • The best practices to consider when dealing with time series data

All of us are familiar with time series data. Although we will provide a definition and examples later, you can think of it as minute-by-minute trading data. Such data presents a number of challenges for the HBase designer, as they need to create a proper schema for the data, find a balance between convenience and performance, and also keep factors such as as the overheating of specific region servers and bloated bloom filters in mind.

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