Sunday, October 15, 2017

Installing HBase


1. Java

2. Hadoop

Installing HBase in Standalone Mode

Configuring HBase in Standalone Mode

Modify file under /u01/hadoop/hbase-1.2.6/conf as below

save and close the file

Modify hbase-site.xml under /u01/hadoop/hbase-1.2.6/conf as below

Starting HBase

Installing HBase in Pseudo-Distributed Mode


Note: Stop HBase if it is running

Modify hbase-site.xml under /u01/hadoop/hbase-1.2.6/conf as below

Starting HBase

Checking the HBase Directory in HDFS

Starting and Stopping a Master

Using the “” you can start up to 10 servers. Open the home folder of HBase, master and execute the following command to start it.

Stopping Master

Starting and Stopping RegionServers

We can run multiple region servers from a single system using the following command.

Starting RegionServers

Stopping RegionServers

Starting HBase shell

HBase shell general commands


It will give the list of all the tables in HBase


This command returns the status of the system including the details of the servers running on the system.


This command returns the version of HBase used in your system


This command guides you what and how to use table-referenced commands.


This command returns the user details of HBase

Creating a Table using HBase Shell

We can create a table using the create command, here you must specify the table name and the Column Family name.

Syntax : create ‘<table name>’,’<column family>’ 

HBase Web Interface


This interface lists your currently running Region servers, backup masters and HBase tables.

Setting Environment variables

Add HBase home and paths in .bashrc file under /home/hadoop as below

Execute the .bashrc file as below

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