After we are done with Online Merge (HBASE-7403), we can do automated region merges from the master.
Generic framework for Master-coordinated tasks
[ergonomics] add region size balancing as a feature of master
Superseded by linked issue about region normalization.
Enis Soztutar could this issue be closed as "superseded by HBASE-13103"?
Moving feature out of 0.95
So master could select regions as size or other conditions to merge automatically
+1 on this feature.
I was talking about it with Ming Ma and DD today.