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From Imran M Yousuf <imyou...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: newbie: need help on understanding HBase
Date Sat, 14 Nov 2009 12:07:01 GMT
On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 1:31 AM, Patrick Angeles
<patrickangeles@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> 'Big Data' refers to the overall data-set size, not the size of an
> individual row / field. One of HBase's main strengths is the ability to run
> in a clustered environment where you can have, say, 100s of machines acting
> as your 'database' server.

Thanks for clarifying the point...

>
> HBase relies on Hadoop to do it's work. If you don't think you'll need to
> scale, this solution might be overkill. You might have a look at document
> oriented databases (CouchDB, etc).

CouchDB looks interesting, but HBase seems more suitable to my
needs....If by the grace almighty then scaling would be must for my
case :), so that reaffirms that HBase is the right way to go.

Thank you,

Imran

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