Want to learn how to use HBase natively? Curious about how you can exploit HBase from a SQL interface? Follow the exercises in this lab to explore HBase using the HBase shell. Then build on that knowledge to see how to create and query Big SQL tables managed by HBase.

Exercises in this lab include:

• Using the HBase shell (command-line interface) to create tables as well as add, retrieve, and delete data
• Creating, populating, and querying Big SQL tables that store data in HBase
• Exploring options for mapping relational database designs to Big SQL HBase tables

To get started, follow instructions in the first lab module to set up your IBM BigInsights environment for hands-on work.

Please post questions or comments about this lab or the technologies it describes to the forum on Hadoop Dev at https://developer.ibm.com/answers/smart-spaces/15/hadoop.html.

If you’re working with Big SQL 4.1, you’ll want to consult the Big SQL 4.1 and HBase lab on Slideshare at http://www.slideshare.net/CynthiaSaracco/h-base-introlabv4.

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