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From Bibek Paudel <eternalyo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How to make a CGI with HBase?
Date Mon, 28 Feb 2011 15:42:49 GMT
On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 2:37 PM, edward choi <mp2893@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am planning to make a search engine for news articles. It will probably
> have over several billions of news articles so I thought HBase is the way to
> go.
>
> However, I am very new to CGI. All I know is that you use php, python or
> java script with HTML to make a web site and communicate with the backend
> database such as MySQL.
>
> But I am going to use HBase, not MySQL, and I can't seem to find a script
> language that provides any form of API to communicate with HBase.
>
> So what do I do?
>
> Do I have to make a web site with pure Java? Is that even possible?

It is possible, if you know things like JSP, Java servelets etc.

For people comfortable with PHP or Python, I think Apache Thrift
(http://wiki.apache.org/thrift/) is an alternative.

-b

>
> Or is using Hbase as the backend Database a bad idea in the first place?
>

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