HBase in the Hadoop ecosystem

Let's see where HBase sits in the Hadoop ecosystem. In the Hadoop ecosystem, HBase provides a persistent, structured, schema-based data store. The following figure illustrates the Hadoop ecosystem:

HBase in the Hadoop ecosystem

HBase can work as a separate entity on the local file system (which is not really effective as no distribution is provided) as well as in coordination with Hadoop as a separate but connected entity. As we know, Hadoop provides two services, a distributed files system (HDFS) for storage and a MapReduce framework for processing in a parallel mode. When there was a need to store structured data (data in the form of tables, rows ...

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