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HBase Design Patterns by Sujee Maniyam, Mark Kerzner

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Chapter 6. Denormalization Use Cases

This chapter might well be the most important one in this book. Why? That's because it deals with the most common design use cases: storing objects and the relationships between them. In this chapter, we are going to discuss the following topics:

  • Storing all the objects for a user
  • A popularity contest using counters
  • Storing tags efficiently

These three areas represent the most common design patterns in the following manner. Users is one of the most popular words in the life of designers, start-ups, and established companies. They are people for whom we do all the work, and they are a measure of our success. So, we need to store their information properly, and this is what the topic Storing all the objects for a ...

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