San Francisco Hadoop Users Message Board › Mar 2011 - using excess reserve capacity in the cluster
|A former member||
* Process less data more frequently to keep cluster somewhat busy all the time instead of flat out for 2 hours followed by 22 hours of idle
* Run other apps on the cluster machines, but beware swapping.
* Use cluster to serve up low latency query results (HBase)
* Invite others in your org to use the cluster, but beware irresponsible jobs that could affect your SLA’s.