Apache HBase is a nonrelational NoSQL database management system that runs on top of HDFS. It is an open source, distributed, versioned, column-oriented store. It facilitates the tech industry with random, real-time read/write access to your Big Data with the benefit of linear scalability on the fly.
This book will take you through a series of core tasks in HBase. The introductory chapter will give you all the information you need about the HBase ecosystem. Furthermore, you'll learn how to configure, create, verify, and test clusters. The book also explores different parameters of Hadoop and HBase that need to be considered for optimization and a trouble-free operation of the cluster. It will focus more on HBase's data model, storage, and structure layout. You will also get to know the different options that can be used to speed up the operation and functioning of HBase. The book will also teach the users basic- and advance-level coding in Java for HBase. By the end of the book, you will have learned how to use HBase with large data sets and integrate them with Hadoop.
This book is a complete dissapointment for me. The book does not explain anything.
The author expects that you are somehow familiar with Hadoop and then in the middle of the book explains what is the difference between scale in, scale out. Waste of pages. And then when it comes how the Hbase works, it ends up in few sentences, not explaining anything. And the "best" part is the explanation of data structure: Region, Store, HFile. Some expects that explanation will follow, but on the end of the page is a link URL to JIRA and official documentation.
I buyed this book, not because I expected something new in it, what is not in the official docs, but expected and good tutorial for HBase. This book ment to save me time from reading all the docs, but failed.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Excellent guide for quick and precise learning. If you are interested in work with HBase and Hbase Admin, then this book will be good source of admin and development. I liked two chapters: Optimizing the Hbase / Hadoop Cluster and Hbase Cluster Maintenance and Troubleshooting.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend