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From Chris Nauroth <cnaur...@hortonworks.com>
Subject Re: Add keys to column family in HBase using Python
Date Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:45:42 GMT
Hello Manoj,

I recommend restarting this thread over at user@hbase.apache.org.  The user@hadoop.apache.org
list specifically covers issues in Hadoop Common, HDFS, YARN and MapReduce.

Chris Nauroth

From: Manoj Venkatesh <manoj.venkatesh@xoom.com<mailto:manoj.venkatesh@xoom.com>>
Reply-To: "user@hadoop.apache.org<mailto:user@hadoop.apache.org>" <user@hadoop.apache.org<mailto:user@hadoop.apache.org>>
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 10:28 AM
To: "user@hadoop.apache.org<mailto:user@hadoop.apache.org>" <user@hadoop.apache.org<mailto:user@hadoop.apache.org>>
Subject: Add keys to column family in HBase using Python

Dear Hadoop experts,

I have a Hadoop cluster which has Hive, HBase installed along with other Hadoop components.
 I am currently exploring ways to automate a data migration process from Hive to HBase which
involves new columns of data added ever so often.  I was successful in creating a HBase table
using Hive and load data into the HBase table, on these lines I tried to add columns to the
HBase table(from Hive) using the alter table syntax and I got the error message, "ALTER TABLE
cannot be used for a non-native table temp_testing".

As an alternative to this I am also trying to do this programmatically using Python, I have
explored the libraries HappyBase<https://happybase.readthedocs.org/en/latest/index.html>
and starbase<http://pythonhosted.org//starbase/>. These libraries provide functionality
for creating, deleting and other features but none of these provide an option to add a key
to a column family. Does anybody know of a better way of achieving this with Python, say libraries
or through other means.

Thanks in advance,

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