Compression Techniques - Comparing the Use of Amazon DynamoDB and Apache HBase for NoSQL

Compression Techniques

Data compression is an important consideration in Apache HBase production workloads. Apache HBase natively supports a number of compression algorithms that you can enable at the column family level.

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Enabling compression yields better performance.

In general, compute resources for performing compression and decompression tasks are typically less than the overheard for reading more data from disk.