Chapter 7. HBase Administration

So far, in the previous chapters, we learned the HBase internals, their usage, and the various available clients of HBase. In this chapter, we will explore the HBase administration concepts, covering the following topics:

  • Cluster management
  • Cluster monitoring
  • Performance tuning


    Looking in depth at each of the preceding topics, this chapter discusses most of the administration concepts theoretically and does not provide the detailed hands-on examples.

Towards the end, HBase cluster troubleshooting is also covered in brief. Let's start with cluster management first.

Cluster management

HBase is a Hadoop-based, highly available, distributed NoSQL database. In a production environment, an HBase cluster is quite responsive ...

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