HBaseCon 2015

Today and today only was HBaseCon 2015. This was my first HBaseCon event. Glad I could have attended. There were a number of very nice projects and learning opportunities.

One of the projects I am really excited about is Zen from Pintrest. Unfortunately, I am yet to find it on the net. So they must not have opened sourced it. They built a graph API on top of HBase. They laid out enough of the underlying tables to support the design. I think with a bit of work, one can implement the API. But that will be some work. This is actually a project I can start using soon.

Another project that looks really interesting too is Apache Phoenix. This is an Intel initiated project to do SQL like syntax on HBase. I didn’t get to play with it, but it looks pretty cool.

There was a presentation on tuning the GCG1 for HBase, but I don’t pay too much attention. I was busying updating my cases at work. Then I had to leave early to catch the train.

There were some other projects of interest. But like all conferences, there are sessions that requires you to have a few clones. Without clones, you just have to pick one.


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