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The third-annual HBaseCon is now open for business. Submit your paper or register today for early bird savings!
Seems like only yesterday that droves of Apache HBase developers, committers/contributors, operators, and other enthusiasts converged in San Francisco for HBaseCon 2013 — nearly 800 of them, in fact.
With the close of 2013, we also thought it appropriate to include some high points from across the year (not listed in any particular order):
The compactions model is changing drastically with CDH 5/HBase 0.96. Here’s what you need to know.
Apache HBase is a distributed data store based upon a log-structured merge tree, so optimal read performance would come from having only one file per store (Column Family). However, that ideal isn’t possible during periods of heavy incoming writes. Instead, HBase will try to combine HFiles to reduce the maximum number of disk seeks needed for a read. This process is called compaction.
The second how-to in a series about using the Apache HBase Thrift API
Last time, we covered the fundamentals about connecting to Thrift via Python. This time, you’ll learn how to insert and get multiple rows at a time.
Working with Tables
Get an overview of the available mechanisms for backing up data stored in Apache HBase, and how to restore that data in the event of various data recovery/failover scenarios
With increased adoption and integration of HBase into critical business systems, many enterprises need to protect this important business asset by building out robust backup and disaster recovery (BDR) strategies for their HBase clusters. As daunting as it may sound to quickly and easily backup and restore potentially petabytes of data, HBase and the Apache Hadoop ecosystem provide many built-in mechanisms to accomplish just that.
Cloudera Manager 4.7 added support for managing Cloudera Search 1.0. Thus Cloudera Manager users can easily deploy all components of Cloudera Search (including Apache Solr) and manage all related services, just like every other service included in CDH (Cloudera’s distribution of Apache Hadoop and related projects).
In this how-to, you will learn the steps involved in adding Cloudera Search to a Cloudera Enterprise (CDH + Cloudera Manager) cluster.
Installing the SOLR Parcel
We at Cloudera University have been busy lately, building and expanding our courses to help data professionals succeed. We’ve expanded the Hadoop Administrator course and created a new Data Analyst course. Now we’ve updated and relaunched our course on Apache HBase to help more organizations adopt Hadoop’s real-time Big Data store as a competitive advantage.
The course is designed to make sure developers and administrators with an HBase use case can start realizing value from day one. We doubled the length of the curriculum to four days, allowing a deep dive into HBase operations as well as development.
In my previous post you learned how to index email messages in batch mode, and in near real time, using Apache Flume with MorphlineSolrSink. In this post, you will learn how to index emails using Cloudera Search with Apache HBase and Lily HBase Indexer, maintained by NGDATA and Cloudera. (If you have not read the previous post, I recommend you do so for background before reading on.)
Which near-real-time method to choose, HBase Indexer or Flume MorphlineSolrSink, will depend entirely on your use case, but below are some things to consider when making that decision:
Apache ZooKeeper is a client/server system for distributed coordination that exposes an interface similar to a filesystem, where each node (called a znode) may contain data and a set of children. Each znode has a name and can be identified using a filesystem-like path (for example, /root-znode/sub-znode/my-znode).
In Apache HBase, ZooKeeper coordinates, communicates, and shares state between the Masters and RegionServers. HBase has a design policy of using ZooKeeper only for transient data (that is, for coordination and state communication). Thus if the HBase’s ZooKeeper data is removed, only the transient operations are affected – data can continue to be written and read to/from HBase.
The following post, by Apache HBase 0.96 Release Manager/Cloudera Software Engineer Michael Stack, was published originally at blogs.apache.org and is provided below for your convenience. Our thanks to the release’s numerous contributors!
Note: HBase 0.96 will be packaged in the next release of CDH (CDH 5).