Part II. Use Cases
It is important to have a solid understanding of HBase principles before jumping into the use-case section. After reviewing Part I, we can start to look at how HBase can be used in real-life use cases. We will be looking at four core uses for HBase: using HBase with Solr, near real-time serving system with HBase, using HBase for Master Data Management, and using HBase as a document store. Throughout Part II we will describe the business need, the way data is coming in, the way data is retrieved, and how it is processed. We will also provide draft solutions and code examples to implement those use cases. The goal here is to greatly reduce time to value for HBase applications by enabling you through detailed code examples. When specific aspects are approached, we will also detail how they impact the use case and why, while diving deeper into HBase internals when required. It is impossible to cover all HBase use cases in a single book, so we have selected what we think covers the majority of HBase usage. We hope by going through all the described scenarios, you will attain a sense of HBase best practices, and then you will be able to apply the same thinking to your specific use case.