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HBase Design Patterns by Sujee Maniyam, Mark Kerzner

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Chapter 2. Reading, Writing, and Using SQL

In the first chapter, we learned how to prepare a playground for ourselves. Now, we are ready to use the HBase installation to store and retrieve data and run our code examples.

In this chapter, we will learn about the following topics:

  • Reading data from HBase using Java
  • Writing data to HBase using Java
  • How to forget about all these complexities and go back to using SQL

Originally, NoSQL was No SQL, as you had to know Java and you could not use SQL. However, later the developers learned to differentiate that just because you don't have the ACID-stringent requirements usually associated with SQL, it does not mean that you cannot have the convenience and know-how of the SQL idiom. Thus, there appeared multiple ...

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