We are loading the YCSB dataset with 1000,000,000 records with each record 1KB in size, creating total 1TB of data. After loading, we wait for all compaction operations to finish before starting workload test. Each workload tested was run 3 times for 15min each and the throughput* measured. The average number is taken from 3 tests to produce the final number.
The post argues that there’s an improvement, but when a majority of cases end up worse (even if just a little bit), I’m not sure it’s much of an improvement.