Using Azure Blob storage with Hadoop

Cloud providers such as Amazon (AWS) and Microsoft (Azure) provide fault-tolerant distributed storage services which can literally “take the load” off a Hadoop installation, providing some compelling advantages.  In the case of Microsoft Azure’s blob storage, however, this is not without its pitfalls. With the release of Hadoop version 2.7.0 (and vendor packaged versions such… Continue reading Using Azure Blob storage with Hadoop

Problem starting HBASE master on Hadoop with Cloudera

After formatting the Hadoop HDFS Namenode and trying to restart the Hadoop cluster in Cloudera I encountered thisfatal error on the HBASE master, preventing HBASE from starting at all: Unhandled exception. Starting shutdown. org.apache.hadoop.hbase.TableExistsException: hbase:namespace at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.master.handler.CreateTableHandler.prepare( at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.master.TableNamespaceManager.createNamespaceTable( at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.master.TableNamespaceManager.start( at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.master.HMaster.initNamespace( at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.master.HMaster.finishInitialization( at at After unsuccessfully trying to fix this… Continue reading Problem starting HBASE master on Hadoop with Cloudera