Chapter 2. Let's Begin with HBase

In the previous chapter, we learned in depth about HBase and its ecosystem. In this chapter, we will discuss HBase and its components in a bit more detail. This chapter will guide you through understanding the prerequisites and assumptions that one has to make when one starts using HBase. It will also focus on the requirements to configure HBase cluster and the parameters that you need to keep in mind to have a healthy and helpful HBase. You will also get to know HBase components and their deployment considerations. Let's take a look at the topics that we are going to discuss in this chapter:

  • HFile
  • HBase region
  • Scalability
  • Reading and writing cycle
  • Write-Ahead Logs
  • MemStore
  • Some HBase housekeeping concepts
  • Region operations ...

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