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From Puneet Kumar Ojha <>
Subject RE: Salt buckets optimization
Date Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:57:38 GMT
Yes you can have more salt buckets than no of regions servers. Salt buckets specififed will
create thoe many number of regions.

Depending upon what regions size is optimal –(dependent on table data) you need to opt the
salt bucket numbers.

From: Vamsi Krishna []
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: Salt buckets optimization

Can we have more no of salt buckets than the no of region servers?
According to Phoenix documentation, I've read "For optimal performance, number of salt buckets
should match number of region servers".

In our case, we are evaluating on a small cluster with two region servers and we are observing
better performance with 10 salt buckets compared to 2 salt buckets and 20 salt buckets.

Could someone please explain what's happening behind the scenes?

Vamsi Attluri.

On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 6:56 PM, Puneet Kumar Ojha <<>>

For big tables keep the salt bucket high, generally around 60-90.

Smaller or join tables should have salt buckets as minimal may be 1-4.


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From: Krishna

Date: Thu, Feb 26, 2015 07:42


Subject:Salt buckets optimization

Are there any recommendations for estimating and optimizing salt buckets during table creation
time? What, if any, are the cons of having high number (200+) of salt buckets? Is it possible
to update salt buckets after table is created?


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