Even if you are not familiar with Clojure, you’ll still enjoy this fantastic HBase tutorial:
And that’s the thing: if you are loading literally gajigabytes of data into HBase you need to be pretty sure that it’s going to be able to answer your questions in a reasonable amount of time. Simply cramming it in there probably won’t work (indeed, that approach probably won’t work great for anything). I loaded and re-loaded a test set of twenty thousand rows until I had something that worked.
Original title and link: Setting Up, Modeling and Loading Data in HBase With Hadoop and Clojure: NoSQL Tutorials ( ©myNoSQL)