Getting started with HBase

Web 2.0, AJAX, HTML5, and now Big Data. Buzzwords, buzzwords everywhere. However, Big Data means data, and these large amounts of data need to be stored somewhere. Apache HBase is a distributed data store well suited for the task. As I've been playing around with Vagrant and Ansible recently, I've created a virtual machine environment for quick-and-dirty HBase setup. See vagrant-hbase at my GitHub.

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Written on July 28, 2013