Back to course home
Let's explore the components that constitute BigTable.
As described previously, a BigTable cluster consists of three major components:
- A library component that is linked into every client
- One master server
- Many Tablet servers
BigTable master server
There is only one master server in a BigTable cluster, and it is responsible for:
- Assigning Tablets to Tablet servers and ensuring effective load balancing
- Monitoring the status of Tablet servers and managing the joining or failure of Tablet server
- Garbage collection of the underlying files stored in GFS
Like the course? Get enrolled and start learning!