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HBase Administration Cookbook by Yifeng Jiang

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Quick start

HBase has two run modes—standalone mode and distributed mode. Standalone mode is the default mode of HBase. In standalone mode, HBase uses a local filesystem instead of HDFS, and runs all HBase daemons and an HBase-managed ZooKeeper instance, all in the same JVM.

This recipe describes the setup of a standalone HBase. It leads you through installing HBase, starting it in standalone mode, creating a table via HBase Shell, inserting rows, and then cleaning up and shutting down the standalone HBase instance.

Getting ready

You are going to need a Linux machine to run the stack. Running HBase on top of Windows is not recommended. We will use Debian 6.0.1 (Debian Squeeze) in this book, because we have several Hadoop/HBase clusters running ...

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