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Cloudera Training for Apache HBase

Apache HBase is a distributed, scalable, NoSQL database build on Apache Hadoop. It enables you to store and access massive quantities of multi-structured data, serve data to many users and applications in real time, and provide fast, random read/write access to users and applications.

You will benefit from the Cloudera Training for Apache HBase course if:

  • you are a developers and administrators who intend to use HBase,
  • you have prior experience with databases and data modeling,
  • you have some prior knowledge of Java.

Prior knowledge of Hadoop is not required, but the Cloudera Developer training provides an excellent foundation for this training.

Xebia University (based in Hilversum, Amsterdam area) is an official training partner of Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software and services.

What you will achieve

This training alternates between instructional sessions and hands-on labs.
After completing this 4-day training:

You will know:

  • the use cases and usage occasions for HBase, Hadoop and RDBMS,
  • best practices for identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks.

You will have hands-on experience in:

  • using the HBase shell to directly manipulate HBase tables,
  • connecting to HBase using the Java API, configure the HBase cluster, and administer an HBase cluster.

You will have the skills to:

  • design optimal HBase schemas for efficient data storage and recovery.


Upon completion of the training, you will receive a Cloudera Certified Specialist in Apache HBase (CCSHB) practice test. Learn more about the CCSHB Certification Exam here:

!Please note, that you need to bring your own laptop for this training.
This laptop should meet the following requirements:

  • At least 2GB RAM (4GB or more preferred);
  • 15GB of free hard disk space;
  • VMware Player 5.x or above (Windows)/ VMware Fusion 4.x or above (Mac);
  • Your laptop must support a 64-bit VMware guest image. If the machines are running a 64-bit version of WIndows, or Mac OS X on a Core DUO 2 processor or later, not other test is required. Otherwise, VMware provides a tool to check compatibility, which can be downloaded from
  • Your laptop must have VT-x virtualization support enabled in the BIOS;
  • If running Windows XP: 7-Zip or WinZip (due to a bug in Windows XP's built-in Zip utility.