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From Stack <st...@duboce.net>
Subject Re: Reading Hbase data directly from HDFS
Date Fri, 11 Mar 2011 16:34:50 GMT
What Lars said.  Or point him at
 Its form is probably familiar given his background (For more on hbase
and mapreduce, point him at


On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 8:19 AM, Lars George <lars.george@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> How is he supposed to read the data form HDFS? Reading the low level store files is difficult
at the least and also does not take into account unflushed edits.
> You better provide him with the data on HDFS yourself using some sort of export or have
him brush up on his API skillz.
> You could set up a Thrift or Rest server for him to retrieve the data.
> Lars
> On Mar 11, 2011, at 16:36, Barney Frank <barneyfranks1@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am working with a partner who knows very little about Hbase, but has lots
>> of experience reading data from Hadoop/HDFS.  He has existing connectors to
>> Hadoop so should I recommend that he use those to extract the HBASE data
>> into his existing data store?  (He would only be reading data.  I assume
>> writing would be problematic.)  Hence there wouldn't be a need for
>> additional development work on his side outside of understanding how to read
>> my schema.  What are the Pros/Cons of this approach?  Could it be done?
>> Thanks for the advice.

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