Jon Natkins from WibiData:
When building an HBase application, you need to be aware of the intricacies
and quirks of HBase. For example, your choice of names for column families,
or columns themselves can have a drastic effect on the amount of disk space
necessary to store your data. In this article, we’ll see how building HBase
applications with KijiSchema can help you avoid inefficient disk
The recommendations related to the length of column names is a one of those subtle signs of how young the NoSQL space is1.
Original title and link: Simplifying HBase Schema Development With KijiSchema ( ©myNoSQL)