Monday, May 23, 2011

Rails on HBase

Last Thursday at RailsConf, the irrepressible Zachary Pinter and I were privileged to talk about Rails and HBase. We hope (and fear) to have a video of the talk soon, but here are the slides.

The TL;DR:

HBase is a great option for when you need to store and quickly access lots and lots of data. As long as you build your schema to fit web request access patterns, Rails can easily pull data from HBase. We liked Massive Record the most. It's likely, though, that you will not be building a web application solely on HBase, so consider what you really when trying to pair Rails and HBase.

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