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From Ken Hampson <>
Subject Re: ALTER table
Date Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:58:42 GMT
I ran into this as well just today, and am very interested in the answer.
HBase itself allows regions to be explicitly split as well as pre-split and
auto-split. SALT_BUCKETS seems like a pre-split equivalent of sorts, so I
am interested to see what there may be in terms of auto- and

- Ken

On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 6:10 AM Sumit Nigam <> wrote:

> Hello,
> SALT_BUCKETS cannot be altered after table creation. I'd like to know from
> advanced users as to how do we ensure that salt buckets hold up as data
> grows? I might state salt buckets as say, 8 when I create table and that
> may hold up for a long time. However, as data is increasing those salt
> buckets will not be sufficient. Also, the value may not always be optimal
> for different read/ write load types.
> Or would specifying initial salt buckets will hold up as long as I make
> sure I keep adding region servers as I go along?
> Thanks,
> Sumit

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