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HBase High Performance Cookbook by Ruchir Choudhry

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Chapter 4. Working with Large Distributed Systems Part II

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Internals of the HBSE system
  • How design decisions allow Hbase to truly scale

This chapter will allow the actor to have a closer look at the design decisions and how these designs allow Hbase to scale without losing its integrity and performance.

Introduction

As you know Hbase is a database, which essentially takes all the advantage of using the core foundation of HDFS and MapReduce. This allows it to scale in a distributed architecture. Its schemaless design allows us to bring in a unique ability and flexibility to make design decisions based on the way the data needs to be stored at a very large scale. It also allows fast scans, growth at ...

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