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HBase Design Patterns by Sujee Maniyam, Mark Kerzner

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Chapter 1. Starting Out with HBase

We have already explained the advantages of HBase in the preface of this book, where we also dealt with the history and motivation behind HBase. In this chapter, we will make you comfortable with HBase installation. We will teach you how to do the following:

  • Create the simplest possible, but functional, HBase environment in a minute
  • Build a more realistic one-machine cluster
  • Be in full control with clusters of any size

Now it is time for our first cartoon; we will have one for every chapter. This is you, the reader, eager to know the secrets of HBase. With this picture, we understand that learning is a never-ending process.

The simplest way to get HBase up and running takes only a few minutes, and it is so easy that ...

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