HBasics: An introduction to Hadoop's Big Data database

HBase is the Hadoop database. Its an open-source, distributed, column-oriented store modeled after Google's Bigtable. Just as Bigtable leverages the distributed data storage provided by the Google File System, HBase provides Bigtable-like capabilities on top of Hadoop. The HBase project's goal is the hosting of very large tables -- billions of rows X millions of columns -- on top of clusters of commodity hardware. This talk will introduce HBase and present on the current state of development. HBase user deployments -- schemas, cluster hardware and size -- will also be discussed.