Hadoop optimization

If we have an optimized Hadoop cluster, a lot of problems are easily solved for other Hadoop ecosystem components on the cluster, for example HBase. So, now let's see some of the factors using which we can optimize Hadoop.

General optimization tips

These are some general optimization tips that will help us to optimize Hadoop:

  • Create a dedicated Hadoop/HBase user to run the daemons.
  • Try to use SSD for the NameNode metadata.
  • The NameNode metadata must be backed up periodically; it can be either on an hourly or daily basis. If it contains very valuable data, it must be backed up every 5 to 10 minutes. We can write crons to copy with the metadata directory.
  • We must have multiple metadata directories for NameNode, which can be specified ...

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