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From Jeff Zhang <zjf...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Why windows support is critical
Date Sun, 28 Feb 2010 16:09:09 GMT
But HBase is build upon hadoop which is not supposed to run on windows as
production environment.

On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 8:01 AM, Ravi <ravikapoor101@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> I want to bring up a critical issue i.e. windows support. Today I decided
> to move away from hbase to mongoDB and I want to explain why and I hope this
> will help the hbase team understand needs of users like me and ultimately a
> better product.
> I am an entrepreneur working on a web application. I do not have big money
> or big team. So while I am trying to move a mountain, I want the path of
> least resistance and want a DB that does not pose additional challenges.
> Ultimately I found hbase to be more difficult to install and API to be
> difficult to use on my windows machine (where I am doing the development).
> After struggling for a few days, I realize that I am losing steam and I
> better choose a path of least resistance and I am switching to mongoDB.
> I do think that hbase is currently ahead. Mongo DB is missing a few
> critical features for a large website. However if I lose steam, there
> wouldnt be a website.
> So I request the hbase team to think if users like me and windows
> development environment is important enough for the team. A one click
> install on windows and mongoDB like driver would go a long way to compete
> with other DBs.
> I hope that helps
> Ravi

Best Regards

Jeff Zhang

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