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Pro Apache Phoenix: An SQL Driver for HBase, First Edition by Ravi Magham, Shakil Akhtar

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© Shakil Akhtar and Ravi Magham 2017

Shakil Akhtar and Ravi Magham, Pro Apache Phoenix, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2370-3_2

2. Using Phoenix

Shakil Akhtar and Ravi Magham2

(1)Bangalore, Karnataka, India

(2)Santa Clara, California, USA

Apache Phoenix is a coating of traditional SQL-like syntactic sugar applied to Hadoop’s HBase NoSQL database. It was created as an internal project at Salesforce, later open-sourced on GitHub, and became a top-level Apache project in a very short period of time. HBase, the Hadoop database, is a highly-scalable NoSQL database. You can query HBase data using Phoenix with a syntax similar to SQL as used for relational databases. Apache Phoenix provides a JDBC driver and works as an SQL driver to HBase. Phoenix queries are optimized ...

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