May 22, 2013

Book: HBase in Action

What is HBase?
"Apache HBase is the Hadoop database, a distributed, scalable, big data store."

HBase is an open source, non-relational, distributed database modeled after Google's BigTable and is written in Java. It is developed as part of Apache Software Foundation's Apache Hadoop project and runs on top of HDFS (Hadoop Distributed Filesystem), providing BigTable-like capabilities for Hadoop. That is, it provides a fault-tolerant way of storing large quantities of sparse data.

And this is a book on HBase.  :-)  I've reviewed this book for Manning, and found it's very easy to follow, like any other Manning's in-action series books.

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