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HBase in Action: Foreword by Michael Stack by Nick Dimiduk and Amandeep Khurana

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Chapter 2. Getting started

 

This chapter covers
  • Connecting to HBase and defining tables
  • The basic commands for interacting with HBase
  • Physical and logical data models of HBase
  • Queries over compound rowkeys

 

The goal of the next couple of chapters is to teach you how to use HBase. First and foremost, you’ll become comfortable with the features HBase provides you as an application developer. You’ll gain a handle on the logical data model presented by HBase, the various modes of interacting with HBase, and the details of how to use those APIs. Our other goal is to teach you HBase schema design. HBase has a different physical data model from the relational data systems you’re likely used to. We’ll teach you the basics of that physical model ...

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