ApacheCon Europe 2012

Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim, Germany

5–8 November 2012

HBase Sizing and Schema Design

Lars George

Audience level:
Big Data

Tuesday 4:15 p.m.–5 p.m. in Level 2 Left


Details about the architecture of HBase and how it affects various schema design patterns.


This talk will guide the HBase novice to consider important details when designing HBase backed storage systems. Examples of schemas are given and discussed, as well as rules of thumb that will help to avoid common traps. With the right knowledge of how HBase works internally, it will be much easier to come to terms with performance implications of different data schemas.