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HBase for Architects, Redux

I spent last week in NYC at this year’s Strata+Hadoop World, where I was invited to speak. The title of this talk is the same as the talk I gave at the Big Data Deep Dive in May, but the content received a thorough overhaul. Thanks to all the attendees and friends who give me great advice on this first go-around. Hopefully the improvements were helpful.

Both the conference and the material are a little bit higher level – the best compliment I received was “I learned a bunch about HBase and my boss did too!” The biggest difference from the previous talk is the addition of some example application architectures which include HBase. I also provide a rough sketch of which configurations you might tune in which direction in order to achieve different performance characteristics. Once again, my slides are available, and also embedded here.

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About the Author

Nick found Hadoop and HBase in 2008 when his nightly ETL jobs started taking 20+ hours to complete. Since then, he has applied these tools to projects over social media, social gaming, click-stream analysis, climatology, and geographic data. Nick also helped establish Seattleā€™s Scalability Meetup and tried his hand at entrepreneurship. He is an HBase committer and coauthored HBase in Action, the unofficial user's guide for HBase. His passion is scalable, online access to scientific data.