Azure HDInsight previewing HBase clusters as a NoSQL database on Azure Blobs
HBase is a low-latency NoSQL database that allows online transactional processing (OLTP) of big data. HBase is offered as a managed cluster integrated into the Azure environment. The clusters are configured to store data directly in Azure Blob storage that provides low latency and elasticity between performance and cost. This enables customers to build interactive websites that work with large datasets, to build services that store sensor and telemetry data from millions of end points, and to analyze this data with Hadoop jobs.
How To Create a HBase cluster
To try HBase during the preview, PowerShell should be leveraged.
3. Capture cluster credentials in a variable
PS C:\> $creds = Get-Credential
4. Create HBase cluster:
PS C:\> New-AzureHDInsightCluster -Name yourclustername -ClusterType HBase -Version 3.0 -Location "West US" `
-DefaultStorageAccountName yourstorageaccount.blob.core.windows.net -DefaultStorageAccountKey "yourstorageaccountkey" `
-DefaultStorageContainerName hbasecontainername -Credential $creds -ClusterSizeInNodes 4
Manipulating Data in HBase Cluster
Application developers can access HBase data through REST APIs, HBase shell and different types of map reduce jobs like Hive and Pig. HBase shell provides interactive console to manage HBase cluster, create and drop tables and manipulate data in them.
1. To open HBase shell first enable RDP connection to the cluster and connect to it
After the cluster is created it will appear in the Azure Portal under HDInsight service
Open the CONFIGURATION tab of the cluster.
Click on the ENABLE REMOTE button at the bottom of the page to enable the RDP connection to the cluster.
Click on the CONNECT button at the bottom of the CONFIGURATION tab.
2. Open the HBase Shell
Within your RDP session, click on the Hadoop command prompt shortcut located on the desktop.
Open the HBase shell:
3. Create a sample table, add a row to the table and list the rows in the table:
create 'sampletable', 'cf1'
put 'sampletable', 'row1', 'cf1:col1', 'value1'
For more information on HBase and HDInsight, read:
- Get started using HBase with Hadoop in HDInsight
- Read about HBase from MIcrosoft’s partner, Hortonworks
- Try Azure HDInsight and spin up a Hadoop cluster in the cloud with 15 clicks or 20 minutes
- Read the How To Get Started material for Azure HDInsight
- Watch Channel 9’s Getting Started With HDInsight Video Series