Using HFile outside HBase

A session at HUGUK #7

Friday 19th November, 2010

4:30pm to 5:00pm (GMT)

HFile is the file format used to store data inside HBase, basically a block-indexed format to store sorted key-value pairs. These properties, plus the ability to create HFiles in hadoop jobs, make it very useful to serve/store data even outside HBase itself. This talk explains an approach to build a data server that uses HFiles as storage format.

Marc is currently a Data Engineer at Last.fm, solving data intensive problems using Hadoop. Previously he worked in semantics, distributed systems and grid technologies in the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.

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Marc de Palol

Data engineer, noisy music conoisseur. bio from Twitter

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