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Building Real-Time Apps with Apache HBase

ronan stokes (Cloudera)
Hadoop and Beyond
Ballroom H
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Tuesday.
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Tutorial Prerequisites

Make sure to come with your laptops (Mac / Linux or access to an EC2 instance) and if possible, download HBase 0.96.0 tarball from the Apache website ( so we can get to work right away. The tutorial includes hands-on exercises.

Attendees can use the Cloudera Quick Start VM to experiment with HBase and try some of the techniques.

The quickstart VM can be found here:

Tutorial Description

Apache HBase is a distributed, column-oriented, key-value store for Apache Hadoop (via integration with HDFS). HBase scales to 100s of nodes easily, providing real-time, random access to petabytes of data.

In this tutorial, you will learn the basic elements of building a real-time application that uses HBase as a persistent data store. You’ll learn:

  • The background of HBase as a datastore
  • Setting up HBase on a *nix machine
  • How to use the client libraries using hands-on exercises
  • Data modeling and schema design basics
  • Internals and design assumptions
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ronan stokes

Solutions Architect, Cloudera

Ronan Stokes is a Solutions Architect at Cloudera where he architects, designs, and builds Hadoop based big data solutions for Cloudera’s customers.

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ronan stokes
02/12/2014 8:30am PST

Thanks for attending and for the feedback. I will post the slides before the end of the conference.

Cloudera has a quick start VM that you can download and experiment with Hbase and other components of the Cloudera Hadoop distribution located at :

Jae Joon Lee
02/12/2014 2:33am PST

It was a good presentation. Please share your slides

andre cassulo
02/11/2014 12:07am PST

any possibility of getting a VM to use that will run under Windows?