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HBase High Performance Cookbook by Ruchir Choudhry

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HBase data model part 2

In the preceding section we discussed details about the core structure of the Hbase data model in this section we would like to go a step further deep to understand and do things, which will make your data model flexible, robust and scalable. And this is essential to know on an operation level too, as the cluster grows it becomes pivotal to take all consideration.

We should take the following steps to make it happen:

  • Timestamps
  • Versions
  • Sort order
  • Column metadata
  • Joins

Timestamps: Every put in HBase is marked with a unique timestamp and this acts as a unique reference for a provided version of a value.

HBase associates timestamp by default mapping it with the respective region server. This default characteristic has a lot of ...

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