Setting Up Apache HBase Using the Command Line
Apache HBase provides large-scale tabular storage for Hadoop using the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). Cloudera recommends installing HBase in a standalone mode before you try to run it on a whole cluster.
To install HBase On RHEL-compatible systems:
$ sudo yum install hbase
To install HBase on Ubuntu and Debian systems:
$ sudo apt-get install hbase
To install HBase on SLES systems:
$ sudo zypper install hbase
To list the installed files on Ubuntu and Debian systems:
$ dpkg -L hbase
To list the installed files on RHEL and SLES systems:
$ rpm -ql hbase
You can see that the HBase package has been configured to conform to the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy Standard. (To learn more, run man hier).
You are now ready to enable the server daemons you want to use with Hadoop. You can also enable Java-based client access by adding the JAR files in /usr/lib/hbase/ and /usr/lib/hbase/lib/ to your Java class path.