Use Apache HBase when you need random, realtime read/write access to your Big Data. This project's goal is the hosting of very large tables -- billions of rows X millions of columns -- atop clusters of commodity hardware. Apache HBase is an open-source, distributed, versioned, column-oriented store modeled after Google's Bigtable: A Distributed Storage System for Structured Data by Chang et al. Just as Bigtable leverages the distributed data storage provided by the Google File System, Apache HBase provides Bigtable-like capabilities on top of Hadoop and HDFS.
June 13th, 2013 HBaseCon2013 in San Francisco. Submit an Abstract!
April 11th, 2013 HBase Meetup at AdRoll in San Francisco
February 28th, 2013 HBase Meetup at Intel Mission Campus
February 19th, 2013 Developers PowWow at HortonWorks' new digs
January 23rd, 2013 HBase Meetup at WibiData World HQ!
December 4th, 2012 0.96 Bug Squashing and Testing Hackathon at Cloudera, SF.
October 29th, 2012 HBase User Group Meetup at Wize Commerce in San Mateo.
October 25th, 2012 Strata/Hadoop World HBase Meetup. in NYC
September 11th, 2012 Contributor's Pow-Wow at HortonWorks HQ.