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From "Otis Gospodnetic (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-8480) Embed HDFS into HBase
Date Fri, 03 May 2013 00:14:16 GMT

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Otis Gospodnetic commented on HBASE-8480:

This is getting close to "HBase in a box" - http://search-hadoop.com/m/p68C12nb7Hn (2010):
"HBase in a box" is like "dynamic equilibrium", or "virtual reality", or "jumbo shrimp"...

> Embed HDFS into HBase
> ---------------------
>                 Key: HBASE-8480
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-8480
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Lars George
> HBase is often a bit more involved to get going. We already have the option to host ZooKeeper
for very small clusters. We should have the same for HDFS. The idea is that it adjusts replication
based on the number of nodes, i.e. from 1 to 3 (the default), so that you could start with
a single node and grow the cluster from there. Once the cluster reaches a certain size, and
the admin decides to split the components, we should have a why to export the proper configs/settings
so that you can easily start up an external HDFS and/or ZooKeeper, while updating the HBase
config as well to point to the new "locations".
> The goal is to start a fully operational HBase that can grow from single machine to multi
machine clusters with just a single daemon on each machine.

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