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The third HBaseCon is happening in May 5th this year in San Francisco which is THE community event for Apache HBase. As with the previous years, this year the agenda is quite exciting.

There will be 4 tracks, Operations, Features and Internals, Ecosystem and Case Studies. The keynotes will include speakers from Cloudera who is the event host, Google BigTable team as a follow up to their ‘06 BigTable paper, Salesforce on their experience with HBase operations and use cases and Facebook on their strongly consistent multi data center replication scheme.…

Hortonworks would like to congratulate Leslie Lamport on winning the 2013 Turing Award given by the Association of Computing Machinery. This award is essentially the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for computer science.  Among Lamport’s many and varied contributions to the field computer science are: TLA (Temporal Logic for Actions)LaTeX and PAXOS.

The latter of these, the PAXOS three phase consensus protocol, inspires the Zookeeper coordination service, and powers HBase and highly available HDFS.…

This blog post originally appeared here and is reproduced in its entirety here. Part 1 can be found here.

The HBase BlockCache is an important structure for enabling low latency reads. As of HBase 0.96.0, there are no less than three different BlockCache implementations to choose from. But how to know when to use one over the other? There’s a little bit of guidance floating around out there, but nothing concrete.…

This blog post originally appeared here and is reproduced in its entirety here.

HBase is a distributed database built around the core concepts of an ordered write log and a log-structured merge tree. As with any database, optimized I/O is a critical concern to HBase. When possible, the priority is to not perform any I/O at all. This means that memory utilization and caching structures are of utmost importance. To this end, HBase maintains two cache structures: the “memory store” and the “block cache”.…

With over 230 JIRA tickets resolved, the Apache HBase community released 0.98.0 yesterday which is the next major version after 0.96.x series.

HBase 0.98.0 comes with an exciting set of new features with keeping the same stability improvements and features on top of 0.96. Additional to usual bug fixes, some of the major improvements include:

  • Reverse Scans (HBASE-4811): for use cases where both forward and reverse iteration is required, HBase now allows to perform scans in reverse mode.

I recently sat down with Devaraj Das and Carter Shanklin to discuss the dramatic improvements delivered in Apache HBase version 0.96 included in HDP 2.0.

Now HBase runs on Windows and (whether on Linux or Windows) it recovers from failures much more quickly, with dramatic improvements in mean time to recovery (MTTR).

Devaraj is one of the original architects of Apache Hadoop and Carter is the Hortonworks product manager focused on HBase.…

The year is coming to its end. Maybe you’re reading this as you race to check a few more 2013 items off of your to-do list (at work or at home). Or maybe you’ve already got a hot toddy in your hand and your feet kicked up, with slippers warming your toes.

In 2013, I have been fortunate enough to spend the year speaking with our customers and I learned about how so many important organizations are using Apache Hadoop and Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to solve real problems.…

This is the second of two posts examining the use of Hive for interaction with HBase tables. This is a hands-on exploration so the first post isn’t required reading for consuming this one. Still, it might be good context.

“Nick!” you exclaim, “that first post had too many words and I don’t care about JIRA tickets. Show me how I use this thing!”

This is post is exactly that: a concrete, end-to-end example of consuming HBase over Hive.…

This is the first of two posts examining the use of Hive for interaction with HBase tables. The second post is here.

One of the things I’m frequently asked about is how to use HBase from Apache Hive. Not just how to do it, but what works, how well it works, and how to make good use of it. I’ve done a bit of research in this area, so hopefully this will be useful to someone besides myself.…

The last couple of weeks have been a period of intense activity around the Apache projects that comprise the Hadoop ecosystem. While most of the headlines were accorded to Apache Hadoop 2 going GA, it would be remiss not to pay attention to the great progress being made in the Apache projects that complement Hadoop.

We have blogged about these over the course of the past week and the list below provides a quick summary of the phenomenal work contributed in the open by the folks driving these diverse and vital communities.…

The Hortonworks HBase team is excited to see HBase 96 released.  It represents a broad community effort and massive amount of work that has been building for more than a year.

HBase 96 closes out over 2000 issues (2134 Jira tickets to be exact) and it represented the collective work from a VERY active community. Kudos to everyone involved! As the authors in a recent Apache blog alluded to, the HBase community is very healthy and includes developers from many companies including Hortonworks, Yahoo!, Cloudera, Salesforce, eBay, Intel, and Facebook, just to name just a few.…

This post’s Principal Author: Ming Ma, Software Development Manager, eBay.  With contribution from Mayank Bansal (eBay), Devaraj Das (Hortonworks), Nicolas Liochon (Scaled Risk), Michael Weng (eBay), Ted Yu (Hortonworks), John Zhao (eBay)

eBay runs Apache Hadoop at extreme scale, with tens of petabytes of data. Hadoop was created for computing challenges like ours, and eBay runs some of the largest Hadoop clusters in existence.

Our business uses Apache HBase to deliver value to our customers in real-time and we are sensitive to any failures because prolonged recovery times significantly degrade site performance and result in material loss of revenue. …

We’re continuing our series of quick interviews with Apache Hadoop project committers at Hortonworks.

This week Enis Soztutar discusses Apache HBase, built for random read/write access to data in billions of rows and millions of columns.

Enis began using Apache Hadoop in 2006. Now, Enis is a Hortonworks engineer and Apache HBase project management chair. He has also been a committer to Apache Hadoop since 2007 and to HBase since 2012.…

Another week, another release…  Following the release of Apache Hadoop 2.0 beta last week, we are excited to release the beta of Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0, the first commercial release of the stable YARN API and protocols on which new applications can now be built.

For our customers this is a great opportunity to ensure the release meets expectations and provides a vehicle to voice feedback that will work to improve Hadoop and shape its roadmap. …

A busy week at Hortonworks Towers means a quick recap on what’s been happening.

Hadoop on Windows. On Tuesday we announced the GA of HDP 1.3 for Windows. Apart from being the only native Windows distribution for Hadoop, the updates and innovation in this release bring it to parity with our Linux distribution which means Hadoop Everywhere! Later on, we talked about getting started with HDP 1.3 for Windows, and also pointed at some great resources and tutorials.…

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