Chapter 4. HBase table design


This chapter covers
  • HBase schema design concepts
  • Mapping relational modeling knowledge to the HBase world
  • Advanced table definition parameters
  • HBase Filters to optimize read performance


In the first three chapters, you learned about interacting with HBase using the Java API and built a sample application to learn how to do so. As a part of building our TwitBase, you created tables in your HBase instance to store data in. The table definition was given to you, and you created the tables without going into the details of why you created them the way you did. In other words, we didn’t talk about how many column families to have, how many columns to have in a column family, what data should go into the column ...

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