According to the monthly HBase digest:
- new version (0.20.4) will be released soon
- there is a port of Lucandra to HBase called Lucehbase
- Twitter’s open sourced libraries of LZO and ProtocolBuffer helpers for Hadoop
- Making column names/keys shorter can result in ~20-30% of RAM savings, and visible storage savings too. Even bigger advantage came with defining the right schema and column families. Note: this sounds really strange.
Probably also interesting to read is this discussion about the ☞ performance of reading rows with large number of columns.