Intro to HBase Internals and Schema Design by Alex Baranau.
You will be disappointed by the slide that reads:
HBase will not adjust cluster settings to optimal based on usage patterns automatically.
Sorry, but we just aren’t quite to drag-n-drop software that optimizes to arbitrary data without user intervention.
Not sure we could keep that secret from management very long in any case so perhaps all for the best.
Once you get over your chagrin at having to still work, a little anyone, you will find Alex’s presentation a high level peak at the internals of HBase. Should be enough to get you motivated to learn more on your own. Not guaranteeing that but that should be the average result.