Sunday, January 18, 2015

Win Free Copies of “HBase Design Patterns”

Readers would be pleased to know that we have teamed up with Packt Publishing to organize a Giveaway of our book HBase Design Patterns.

Three lucky winners stand a chance to win e-copy of the book. Keep reading to find out how you can be one of the Lucky One.


  • Design HBase schemas for the most demanding functional and scalability requirements 
  • Optimize HBase's handling of single entities, time series, large files, and complex events by utilizing design patterns 
  • Written in an easy-to-follow style, and incorporating plenty of examples, and numerous hints and tips. 

How to Enter?

All you need to do is head on over to the book page and look through the product description of the book and drop a line via the comments below this post to let us know what interests you the most about this book. It’s that simple.

Winners will get an e-copy of the Book.


The contest will close on February 1, 2015. Winners will be contacted by email, so be sure to use your real email address when you comment!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Announcing "HBase Design Patterns"

Happy to announce the "HBase Design Patterns" book, by Mark Kerzner and Sujee Maniyam. The book just went into production and can be pre-ordered using this link:

The book offers an HBase and NoSQL developer practical guidance in designing and implementing real-world applications. Subjects covered include

  • Various HBase install options
  • Single entity tables
  • Key generation
  • Storing large files
  • Dealing with time series data
  • Advanced modeling
  • Performance optimization
  • A number of labs and exercises

Based on the authors' own work, research and experience gained  in writing the open source book "Hadoop Illuminated." Oh, and did we forget to mention cartoons by RK? Each chapter has at least one.