Archive for September, 2015

Exploring HBase

I posted a small tutorial to help those just starting to explore HBase at Code Project Apache HBase Example Using Java with associated code available on GitHub.

I’m just starting out my exploration of this technology.  There are >50 NoSQL database offerings, and they each seem to be targeting specific use cases.  I don’t think there is a single one-size-fits-all “NoSQL” technology; they all seem to deliver performance by relaxing the relational model in slightly different ways.  If you need a general, flexible solution and you don’t have petabytes of data, traditional RDBMS may be for you, and scalability is your trade-off.

But if you really need the scalability, then it is imperative to pick the NoSQL solution that most closely mirrors your expected use case.

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