Chapter 7. HBase by example: OpenTSDB


This chapter covers
  • Using HBase as an online time-series database
  • Special properties of time-series data
  • Designing an HBase schema for time series
  • Storing and querying HBase using a complex rowkey


In this chapter, we want to give you a sense of what it’s like to build applications against HBase. What better way is there to learn a technology than to see first-hand how it can be used to solve a familiar problem? Rather than continuing on with our contrived example, we’ll look at an existing application: OpenTSDB. Our goal is to show you what an application backed by HBase looks like, so we won’t skimp on the gritty details.

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