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h2. Introduction

High-level introduction: [http://www.cloudera.com/videos/intorduction-hbase-todd-lipcon|http://www.cloudera.com/videos/intorduction-hbase-todd-lipcon]

Summary of broader Hadoop ecosystem/landscape:
* [Introduction to HBase|http://www.cloudera.com/videos/intorduction-hbase-todd-lipcon] (video), or a more technical introduction from from 6m30s into [this Hadoop Ecosystem Tour video|http://www.cloudera.com/videos/hadoop_ecosystem_tour]

h2. {color:#333333}Exercise 1{color}

Follow these instructions [http://hbase.apache.org/book/quickstart.html#shell_exercises] but note that HBase is already running so you don't need to start/stop it.


For more information on the HBase shell, see [http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/Hbase/Shell]

h2. Ideas for further work


[http://sujee.net/tech/articles/hbase-map-reduce-freq-counter/]

[http://hbase.apache.org/bulk-loads.html]

[http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/Hbase/MapReduce]