As an open source, distributed, big data store, HBase scales to billions of rows, with millions
of columns and sits on top of the clusters of commodity machines. If you are looking for a way
to store and access a huge amount of data in real time, then look no further than HBase.
HBase Administration Cookbook provides practical examples and simple step-by-step
instructions for you to administrate HBase with ease. The recipes cover a wide range of
processes for managing a fully distributed, highly available HBase cluster on the cloud.
I got my start with HBase in the fall of 2008. It was a young project then, released only
in the preceding year. As early releases go, it was quite capable, although not without its
fair share of embarrassing warts. Not bad for an Apache subproject with fewer than 10
active committers to its name! That was the height of the NoSQL hype. The term NoSQL
hadn’t even been presented yet but would come into common parlance over the next
year. No one could articulate why the idea was important—only that it was important—
and everyone in the open source data community was obsessed with this...
Data is getting bigger and more complex by the day, and so are the choices in handling that data. As a modern application developer you need to understand the emerging field of data management, both RDBMS and NoSQL. Seven Databases in Seven Weeks takes you on a tour of some of the hottest open source databases today. In the tradition of Bruce A. Tate's Seven Languages in Seven Weeks, this book goes beyond your basic tutorial to explore the essential concepts at the core each technology.