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From "Edward J. Yoon" <>
Subject Re: Taste on Hbase?
Date Mon, 01 Sep 2008 06:38:58 GMT
AFAIK, Since hadoop doesn't provide file-append function, Current
Hbase have a problem of data loss when Hbase crashed.

BTW, We also think about CF for example -

If you have some advanced idea, please let me know.

Regards, Edward

On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 9:16 AM, Sean Owen <> wrote:
> I looked at this some more and I am not sure HBase will work out... it
> doesn't support anything like a query it seems. Really is just a
> distributed sorted map, which is a bit less than BigTable. Not even a
> "how many rows are in the table method" it seems.
> On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 6:20 PM, Sean Owen <> wrote:
>> Nah, pretty much random -- well, most of the queries are like "show me
>> all ratings for item ID x" or "... from user ID x" though some are a
>> bit more complex. I think you can get 90% of what's needed from two
>> HBase tables, one keyed by user and the other by item, though you end
>> up duplicating a lot of data. Perhaps there are answers to that, and
>> to the other sorts of queries that are needed. It could be that it's
>> just not a fit but seems like there might be some way to use it
>> effectively for this purpose.

Best regards, Edward J. Yoon

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