HBase Python Connector

Read, Write, and Update HBase with Python

Easily connect Python-based Data Access, Visualization, ORM, ETL, AI/ML, and Custom Apps with Apache HBase!


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Python Connector Libraries for Apache Hbase Data Connectivity. Integrate Apache Hbase with popular Python tools like Pandas, SQLAlchemy, Dash & petl. Easy-to-use Python Database API (DB-API) Modules connect HBase data with Python and any Python-based applications.

Features

  • Accepts application SQL queries and generates execution plans
  • Connects to HBase REST Server 0.0.3, available in HBase version 0.98 and above
  • Maps ANSI SQL-92 to HBase REST API calls
  • Includes Apache Knox Gateway support
  • Connect to live Apache HBase data, for real-time data access
  • Full support for data aggregation and complex JOINs in SQL queries
  • Secure connectivity through modern cryptography, including TLS 1.2, SHA-256, ECC, etc.
  • Seamless integration with leading BI, reporting, and ETL tools and with custom applications

Specifications

  • Python Database API (DB-API) Modules for HBase with bi-directional access.
  • Write SQL, get Apache HBase data. Access HBase through standard Python Database Connectivity.
  • Integration with popular Python tools like Pandas, SQLAlchemy, Dash & petl.
  • An easy-to-use 'flattened' interface for working with Apache HBase columnar databases.
  • Full Unicode support for data, parameter, & metadata.


CData Python Connectors in Action!

Watch the video overview for a first hand-look at the powerful data integration capabilities included in the CData Python Connectors.

WATCH THE PYTHON CONNECTOR VIDEO OVERVIEW

Python Connectivity with Apache HBase

Full-featured and consistent SQL access to any supported data source through Python


  • Universal Python HBase Connectivty

    Easily connect to HBase data from common Python-based frameworks, including:


    • Data Analysis/Visualization: Jupyter Notebook, pandas, Matplotlib
    • ORM: SQLAlchemy, SQLObject, Storm
    • Web Applications: Dash, Django
    • ETL: Apache Airflow, Luigi, Bonobo, Bubbles, petl
  • Popular Tooling Integration

    The HBase Connector integrates seamlessly with popular data science and developer tooling like Anaconda, Visual Studio Python IDE, PyCharm, and more. Real Python,

  • Replication and Caching

    Our replication and caching commands make it easy to copy data to local and cloud data stores such as Oracle, SQL Server, Google Cloud SQL, etc. The replication commands include many features that allow for intelligent incremental updates to cached data.

  • String, Date, Numeric SQL Functions

    The HBase Connector includes a library of 50 plus functions that can manipulate column values into the desired result. Popular examples include Regex, JSON, and XML processing functions.

  • Collaborative Query Processing

    Our Python Connector enhances the capabilities of HBase with additional client-side processing, when needed, to enable analytic summaries of data such as SUM, AVG, MAX, MIN, etc.

  • Easily Customizable and Configurable

    The data model exposed by our HBase Connector can easily be customized to add or remove tables/columns, change data types, etc. without requiring a new build. These customizations are supported at runtime using human-readable schema files that are easy to edit.

  • Enterprise-class Secure Connectivity

    Includes standard Enterprise-class security features such as TLS/ SSL data encryption for all client-server communications.

Connecting to HBase with Python

CData Python Connectors leverage the Database API (DB-API) interface to make it easy to work with HBase from a wide range of standard Python data tools. Connecting to and working with your data in Python follows a basic pattern, regardless of data source:

  • Configure the connection properties to HBase
  • Query HBase to retrieve or update data
  • Connect your HBase data with Python data tools.


Connecting to HBase in Python

To connect to your data from Python, import the extension and create a connection:

import cdata.hbase as mod
conn = mod.connect("User=user@domain.com; Password=password;")

#Create cursor and iterate over results
cur = conn.cursor()
cur.execute("SELECT * FROM HBaseDB")
 
rs = cur.fetchall()
 
for row in rs:
print(row)

Once you import the extension, you can work with all of your enterprise data using the python modules and toolkits that you already know and love, quickly building apps that help you drive business.

Visualize HBase Data with pandas

The data-centric interfaces of the HBase Python Connector make it easy to integrate with popular tools like pandas and SQLAlchemy to visualize data in real-time.

engine = create_engine("hbase///Password=password&User=user")

df = pandas.read_sql("SELECT * FROM HBaseDB", engine)

df.plot()
plt.show()

More Than Read-Only: Full Update/CRUD Support

HBase Connector goes beyond read-only functionality to deliver full support for Create, Read Update, and Delete operations (CRUD). Your end-users can interact with the data presented by the HBase Connector as easily as interacting with a database table.