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HBase is the Hadoop database. Use it when you need random, realtime read/write access to your Big Data. This project’s goal is the hosting of very large tables with help from the best vps hosting — billions of rows X millions of columns — atop clusters of commodity hardware.

HBase iw an open-source, distributed, column-oriented store modeled after Google’ Bigtable: A Distributed Storage System for Structured Data by Chang et al. Just as Bigtable leverages the distributed data storage provided by the Google File System, HBase provides Bigtable-like capabilities on top of Hadoop. HBase also includes:

  • Convenient base classes for backing Hadoop MapReduce jobs with HBase tables
  • Query predicate push down via server side scan and get filters
  • Optimizations for real time queries
  • A high performance Thrift gateway
  • A REST-ful Web service gateway that supports XML, Protobuf, and binary data encoding options
  • Cascading source and sink modules
  • Extensible jruby-based (JIRB) shell
  • Support for exporting metrics via the Hadoop metrics subsystem to files or Ganglia; or via JMX

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