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HBaseCon (founded in 2012) is the premier conference for the Apache HBase community—including committers/contributors, developers, operators, learners, and users (including some of those managing the largest deployments in the world). If you run Apache HBase in production or aspire to do so, HBaseCon has no substitute!

Apache HBase is a native distributed data store for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem. Its community works independently within the ASF to provide HBase software under the permissive Apache license.

2016 - Presentations & Recordings



Session Title

General Session (Morning)    

Michael Stack, Enis Söztutar

Welcome Message/State of Apache HBase (Slides | Recording) / Apache HBase at Yahoo! Scale (Slides)

Intro to HBase

Jesse Anderson

HBase: Just the Basics (Slides | Recording)


Tom Valine and Bhinav Sura (Salesforce)

Argus Production Monitoring at Salesforce (Slides | Recording)


Chris Larsen (Yahoo!)

Update on OpenTSDB and AsyncHBase (Slides | Recording)


Graham Baecher & Patrick Dignan (HubSpot)

Solving Multi-tenancy and G1GC in Apache HBase (Slides | Recording)


David Pope and Javier Maestro (Facebook)

Containerizing HBase clusters (Slides)


Viplava Madasu (HPE) and Michael Stack (Cloudera) / Liqi Yi and Shylaja Kokoori (Intel)

BigBucket Cache, Texas Edition (Slides) / Breaking the Sound Barrier with Persistent Memory (Slides) (Recording)

Dev & Internals   

Duo Zhang and Liangliang He (Xiaomi)

Apache HBase Improvements and Practices at Xiaomi (Slides | Recording)


Anastasia Braginsky (Yahoo!)

Apache HBase: In-Memory Flush and Compaction (Slides | Recording)


Deepankar Reddy and Ishan Chhabra (Rocket Fuel)

Tales from Taming the Long Tail (Slides | Recording)


Yu Li and Shaoxuan Wang (Alibaba)

Apache HBase in Alibaba Search (Slides | Recording)


Anoop Sam John and Ramkrishna Vasudevan (Intel)

Off-heaping the Apache HBase Read Path (Slides | Recording)


Nitin Verma, Pravin Mittal, and Maxim Lukiyanov (Microsoft)    

Optimizing Apache HBase for Cloud Storage in Microsoft Azure HDInsight (Slides | Recording)


Ted Malaska (Cloudera), Jean-Marc Spaggiari (Cloudera), Zhan Zhang (Hortonworks)

Apache Spark on Apache HBase: Current and Future (Slides | Recording)


Swarnim Kulkarni (Cerner)

Apache HBase in the Enterprise Data Hub at Cerner (Slides | Recording)


Jingwei Lu and Jason Zhang (Airbnb)

Apache HBase at Airbnb (Slides | Recording)


Partha Saha and CW Chung (Visa)

Rolling Out Apache HBase for Mobile Offerings at Visa (Slides | Recording)


Vladimir Rodionov (Hortonworks) / Clara Xiong (Flurry/Yahoo!)

Time-Series Apache HBase (Slides) / Date-tiered Compaction Policy for Time-series Data (Slides) (Recording)


Hongbin Ma and Luke Han (Kyligence) / Rohit Jain (Esgyn)

Apache Kylin’s Performance Boost from Apache HBase (Slides) / In Search of Database Nirvana: Challenges of Delivering HTAP (Slides) (Recording)


James Taylor (Salesforce) and Maryann Xue (Intel)

Apache Phoenix: Use Cases and New Features (Slides | Recording)

General Session (Afternoon)

Lars Hofhansl (Salesforce), Matteo Bertozzi (Cloudera), John Leach (Splice Machine), Maxim Lukiyanov (Microsoft), Matt Mullins (Facebook), and Carter Page (Google)

Panel: Future of Apache HBase (Slides | Recording)

2015 - Presentations & Recordings



Session Title

General Session    

Andrew Purtell, Michael Stack, Enis Söztutar, Carter Page, Raghavendra Prabhu, Xun Liu, Matthew Hunt, Sudarshan Kadambi

Welcome Messages / State of HBase (Slides) / Bigtable at Google / Zen @ Pinterest (Slides) / HBase @ Bloomberg (Slides) (Recording)

Intro to HBase

Jesse Anderson

HBase: Just the Basics (Slides | Recording)


Rahul Gidwandi, Ian Friedman (Yahoo!)

HBase Operations in a Flurry (Slides | Recording)


Jeremy Carroll, Tian-Ying Chang (Pinterest)

HBase at Scale in an Online and High-Demand Environment (Slides | Recording)


Chris Larsen (Yahoo!), Benoit Sigoure (Arista Networks)

OpenTSDB and AsyncHBase Update (Slides | Recording)


Francis Liu, Vandana Ayyalasomayajula, Virag Kothari (Yahoo!)

Multitenancy in HBase: Learnings from Yahoo! (Slides | Recording)


Clay Baenziger (Bloomberg), Jeremy Carroll (Pinterest), Elliott Clark (Facebook), Dave Coyle (Dropbox), Max Luebbe (Google), Joey Parsons (Flipboard)

Smooth Operators Panel (Recording)


Shaohui Liu, Jianwei Cui (Xiaomi)

HBase Operations at Xiaomi (Slides | Recording)


Cosmin Lehene (Adobe)

Elastic HBase on Mesos (Slides | Recording)


Nitin Aggarwal, Ishan Chhabra (Rocket Fuel)

DeathStar: Easy, Dynamic, Multi-tenant HBase via YARN (Slides | Recording)

Dev & Internals   

Enis Söztutar (Hortonworks), Solomon Duskis (Google)

Meet HBase 1.0 (Slides | Recording)


Matteo Bertozzi (Cloudera), Sean Busbey (Cloudera), Jingcheng Du (Intel), Lars Hofhansl (Salesforce), Jon Hsieh (Cloudera), Enis Söztutar (Hortonworks), Jimmy Xiang (Cloudera)

HBase 2.0 and Beyond: Panel (Slides | Recording)


Lars Hofhansl (Salesforce)

HBase Performance Tuning @ Salesforce (Slides | Recording)


Abraham Elmahrek (Cloudera), Colin McCabe (Cloudera)

Solving HBase Performance Problems with Apache HTrace (Slides | Recording)


Ted Malaska (Cloudera)

HBase and Spark (Slides | Recording)


David Mackenzie (Box)    

Events @ Box: Using HBase as a Message Queue (Slides | Recording)


Misty Stanley-Jones (Cloudera)

State of HBase Docs and How to Contribute (Slides | Recording)


Gary Helmling (Cask Data)

Reusable Data Access Patterns with CDAP Datasets (Slides | Recording)


Eric Kaczmarek (Intel), Liqi Yi (Intel)

Taming GC Pauses for Large Java Heap in HBase (Slides | Recording)


Ido Karavany (Intel)

HBase as an IoT Stream Analytics Platform for Parkinson's Disease Research (Slides | Recording)


James Taylor (Salesforce), Maryann Xue (Intel)

Apache Phoenix: The Evolution of a Relational Database Layer over HBase (Slides | Recording)


Swarnim Kulkarni (Cerner), Brock Noland (StreamSets), Nick Dimiduk (Hortonworks)

Analyzing HBase Data with Apache Hive (Slides | Recording)


Seshu Adunuthula (eBay)

Apache Kylin: Extreme OLAP Engine for Hadoop (Slides | Recording)


Maxim Lukiyanov (Microsoft), Ashit Gosalia (Microsoft)

Optimizing HBase for the Cloud in Microsoft Azure HDInsight (Slides | Recording)


Jimmy Lin (University of Maryland)

Warcbase: Scaling 'Out' and 'Down' HBase for Web Archiving (Slides | Recording)


Anoop Sharma (HP), Rohit Jain (HP)

Trafodion: Integrating Operational SQL into HBase (Slides | Recording)


Julian Hyde (Hortonworks), Rohit Jain (HP), Dr. Ricardo Jimenez-Peris (LeanXScale), John Leach (Splice Machine), Jacques Nadeau (MapR), James Taylor (Salesforce)

SQL-on-HBase Smackdown: Panel (Recording)

Use Cases

Sang Chi, Jason Culverhouse, Matt Blair (Flipboard)

HBase @ Flipboard (Slides | Recording)


Aaron Carreras (FINRA)     

Graph Processing of Stock Market Order Flow in HBase on AWS (Slides | Recording)


Andrey Gusev (Sift Science)

Running ML Infrastructure on HBase (Slides | Recording)


Shyam Nath (GE), Arnab Guin (GE)

Industrial Internet Case Study using HBase and TSDB (Slides | Recording)


Doyung Yoon (DaumKakao), Taejin Chin (DaumKakao)

S2Graph: A Large-scale Graph Database with HBase (Slides | Recording)


Toshihiro Suzuki (CyberAgent), Hirotaka Kakishima (CyberAgent)

HBase @ CyberAgent (Slides | Recording)


Ishan Chhabra (Rocket Fuel), Nitin Aggarwal (Rocket Fuel), Venkata Deepankar Duvvuru (Rocket Fuel)

Blackbird Collections: In-situ Stream Processing in HBase (Slides | Recording)


Alan Steckley (Salesforce), Poorna Chandra (Cask Data)

NRT Event Processing with Guaranteed Delivery of HTTP Callbacks (Slides | Recording)

2014 - Presentations & Recordings



Session Title

General Session    

Michael Stack, Amr Awadallah, Carter Page, Liyin Tang, Lars Hofhansl

Welcome Messages / Bigtable at Google / HBase @ Salesforce.com (Recording)

Intro to HBase

Jesse Anderson

HBase: Just the Basics (Slides | Recording)


Dheeraj Kapur, Rajiv Chittajallu & Anish Mathew (Yahoo!)

Harmonizing Multi-tenant HBase Clusters for Managing Workload Diversity (Slides | Recording)


Jean-Daniel Cryans (Cloudera)

The State of HBase Replication (Slides | Recording)


Bryan Beaudreault (HubSpot)

Real-time HBase: Lessons from the Cloud (Slides | Recording)


Kevin O'Dell, Aleksandr Shulman & Kathleen Ting (Cloudera)

Tales from the Cloudera Field (Slides | Recording)


Jesse Yates (Salesforce.com), Demai Ni, Richard Ding & Jing Chen He (IBM)

HBase Backups (Slides | Recording)


Shreeganesh Ramanan and Mike Davis (Optimizely)

From MongoDB to HBase in Six Easy Months (Slides | Recording)


Moderated by Eric Sammer (Scaling Data)

"Smooth Operators" Panel: Jeremy Carroll (Pinterest), Adam Frank (Flurry), and Paul Tuckfield (Facebook) (Recording)

Features & Internals   

Enis Söztutar and Devaraj Das (Hortonworks)

HBase Read High Availability Using Timeline-Consistent Region Replicas (Slides | Recording)


Andrew Purtell and Ramkrishna Vasudevan (Intel)

New Security Features in Apache HBase 0.98: An Operator's Guide (Slides | Recording)


Eric Chang (Opower) and Jean-Daniel Cryans (Cloudera)

Bulk Loading in the Wild: Ingesting the World's Energy Data (Slides | Recording)


Liang Xie and Honghua Feng (Xiaomi)

HBase at Xiaomi (Slides | Recording)


Nick Dimiduk (Hortonworks) and Nicolas Liochon (Scaled Risk)

HBase: Where Online Meets Low Latency (Slides | Recording)


Lars Hofhansl, Andrew Purtell, Enis Söztutar, Michael Stack, and Liyin Tang    

Meet the Release Managers (Slides | Recording)


Vladimir Rodionov (bigbase.org)

HBase: Extreme Makeover (Slides | Recording)


Eli Levine, James Taylor (Salesforce.com) & Maryann Xue (Intel)

Taming HBase with Apache Phoenix and SQL (Slides | Recording)


Pete Matern and Jonathan Colt (Jive Software)

Tasmo: Building HBase Applications From Event Streams (Slides | Recording)


Jingcheng Du and Ramkrishna Vasudevan (Intel)

Cross-Site BigTable using HBase (Slides | Recording)


Jonathan Natkins (WibiData)

Design Patterns for Building 360-degree Views with HBase and Kiji (Slides | Recording)


Adam Warrington (Cloudera)

HBase Data Modeling and Access Patterns with Kite SDK (Slides | Recording)


Chris Larsen (Limelight Networks) and Benoit Sigoure (Arista Networks)

OpenTSDB 2.0 (Slides | Recording)


Manukranth Kolloju (Facebook)

Presto + HBase: A Distributed SQL Query Execution Engine on Top of HBase (No slides or Recording)

Case Studies

Eric Czech and Alec Zopf (Next Big Sound)

Data Evolution in HBase (Slides | Recording)


Ishan Chhabra, Shrijeet Paliwal & Abhijit Pol (Rocket Fuel)     

Blackbird: Storing Billions of Rows a Couple of Milliseconds Away (Slides | Recording)


Daniel Nelson (Nielsen)

Content Identification using HBase (Slides | Recording)


Ron Buckley (OCLC)

Digital Library Collection Management using HBase (Slides | Recording)


Sudarshan Kadambi and Matthew Hunt (Bloomberg LP)

HBase at Bloomberg (Slides | Recording)


Francis Liu (Yahoo!)

HBase Design Patterns @ Yahoo! (Slides | Recording)


Varun Sharma (Pinterest)

Large-scale Web Apps @ Pinterest (Slides | Recording)


Chris Huang and Scott Miao (Trend Micro)

A Graph Service for Global Web Entities Traversal and Reputation Evaluation Based on HBase (Slides | Recording)


Lars George and Jon Hsieh (Cloudera)

A Survey of HBase Application Archetypes (Slides | Recording)

2013 - Presentations & Recording



Session Title

General Session    

Michael Stack

Welcome (Recording)


Amr Awadallah

The Apache HBase Community: Best Ever and Getting Better (Recording)


Michael Stack & Lars Hofhansl    

State of the Apache HBase Union (Recording)


Aaron Kimball

The Apache HBase Ecosystem (Recording)


Liyin Tang

Overview of Apache HBase at Facebook


Amitanan Aiyer

Reliability: More 9′s for Apache HBase


Jeremy Carroll

Apache HBase Operations at Pinterest (Slides | Recording)


Jonathan Creasy & Geoff Anderson

OpenTSDB at Box (Slides | Recording)


JD Cryans & Kevin O’dell

Apache HBase, Meet Ops. Ops, Meet HBase (Slides | Recording)


Matt Kennedy & Torben Mathiasen

Apache HBase on Flash (Slides | Recording)


Benoit Sigoure

Scalable Network Designs for Apache HBase (Slides | Recording)


Moderated by Eric Sammer

Panel: Jeremy Carroll (Pinterest), Rajiv Chittajallu (Yahoo!), Dave Latham (Flurry), Alex Levchuk (Facebook) (Recording)


Devaraj Das & Nicolas Liochon

How to Get the MTTR Below 1 Minute and More (Slides | Recording)


Jonathan Hsieh & Matteo Bertozzi & Jesse Yates

Apache HBase Table Snapshots (Slides | Recording)


Sergey Shelukhin

Compaction Improvements in Apache HBase (Slides | Recording)


Enis Söztutar

Apache HBase and HDFS: Understanding Filesystem Usage in HBase (Slides | Recording)


Chris Trezzo

Apache HBase Replication (Slides | Recording)


Ian Varley

1500 JIRAs in 20 Minutes (Slides | Recording)


John Weatherford

A Developer's Guide to Coprocessors (Slides | Recording)


Moderated by Todd Lipcon

Panel: Nick Dimiduk (Hortonworks), Jonathan Gray (Continuuity), Lars Hofhansl (Salesforce.com), Andrew Purtell (Intel) (Recording)


Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Using Coprocessors to Index Columns in an Elasticsearch Cluster (Slides | Recording)


Dan Burkert

Honeycomb: MySQL Backed by Apache HBase (Slides | Recording)


Gokhan Capan

Apache HBase for Dealing with Large Matrices (Slides | Recording)


Elliott Clark

Impala: Using SQL to Extract Value from Apache HBase (Recording)


Elliott Clark

Using Metrics to Monitor and Debug Apache HBase (Slides | Recording)


Lars George & Andrew Wang

Project Valta – A Resource Management Layer over Apache HBase (Slides | Recording)


Jacques Nadeau

Apache Drill – A Community Driven Initiative to Deliver ANSI SQL Capabilities for HBase (Slides | Recording)


Jonathan Natkins & Juliet Hougland

Real-Time Model Scoring in Recommender Systems (Slides | Recording)


Andreas Neumann & Alex Baranau

High-Throughput, Transactional Stream Processing on Apache HBase (Slides | Recording)


Steven Noels

HBase SEP: Reliable Maintenance of Auxiliary Index Structures (Slides | Recording)


Hari Shreedharan

Streaming Data into Apache HBase Using Flume (Slides | Recording)


Enis Söztutar & Ashutosh Chauhan

Integration of Apache Hive and Apache HBase (Slides | Recording)


James Taylor

How (and why) Phoenix Puts the SQL Back into NoSQL (Slides | Recording)


Maryann Xue

Full-text Indexing for Apache HBase (Slides | Recording)

Case Studies

Swati Agarwal & Raj Stanneru

Near Real Time Indexing for eBay Search (Slides | Recording)


Murtaza Doctor & Giang Nguyen    

Real-time User Segmentation using Apache HBase: Architectural Case Study (Slides | Recording)


Neil Ferguson

Mixing Low Latency with Analytical Workloads for Customer Experience Management (Slides | Recording)


Ameya Kanitkar

Deal Personalization Engine with HBase (Slides | Recording)


Manoj Khanwalkar & Govind Asawa

ETL for Apache HBase (Slides | Recording)


Doug Meil

Evolving a First-Generation Apache HBase Deployment to Second Generation and Beyond (Slides | Recording)


Jeremy Pollack

Apache HBase, Apache Hadoop, DNA and YOU! (Slides | Recording)


Robert Roland

Rebuilding for Scale on Apache HBase (Slides | Recording)


Varun Sharma

Apache HBase at Pinterest: Scaling Our Feed Storage (Slides | Recording)


Francis Liu & Sumeet Singh

Multi-tenant Apache HBase at Yahoo! (Recording)


Suman Srinivasan

Apache Hadoop and Apache HBase for Real-Time Recording Analytics (Slides | Recording)


Jay Talreja

Being Smarter than the Smart Meter – Cloud Operational Grid Analytics (Slides | Recording)

2012 - Presentations & Recordings



Session Title

General Session    

Michael Stack & Mike Olson    



Amr Awadallah

The Apache HBase Community: Best Ever and Getting Better


Karthik Raganathan

HBase at Facebook


Ryan Thiessen

Case Study of HBase Operations at Facebook


Sunil Sitaula & Madhuwanti Vaidya

HBase Backup


Lars George

HBase Coprocessors - Deploy Shared Functionality Directly on the Cluster (Slides | Recording)


Jeff Bean, Jonathan Hsieh & Kathleen Ting

Supporting HBase: How to Stabilize, Diagnose, and Repair (Recording)


Andrew Purtell

HBase Security for the Enterprise (Slides | Recording)


Moderated by Eric Sammer

Panel: Aravind Gottipati (StumbleUpon), Dave Latham (Flurry), Ryan Thiessen (Facebook) (No recording)


David Wang

Lightning Talk | Base Metrics: What They Mean to You (Slides | Recording)


Robert Berger

Lightning Talk | Orchestrating Clusters with Ironfan and Chef (Slides | Recording)


Elliott Clark

Lightning Talk | Unique Sets on HBase and Hadoop (Slides | Recording)


Rick Tucker

Lightning Talk | Developing Real Time Analytics Applications Using HBase in the Cloud (Slides | Recording)


Todd Lipcon

HBase and HDFS: Past, Present, and Future (Slides | Recording)


Lars George

HBase Filtering (Slides | Recording)


Lars Hofhansl

Learning HBase Internals (Slides | Recording)


Benoit Sigoure

Lessons learned from OpenTSDB (Slides | Recording)


Ian Varley

HBase Schema Design (Slides | Recording)


Mikhail Bautin

HBase Performance Tuning and Optimizations (No recording)


Aaron Kimball

Lightning Talk | Living Data: Applying Adaptable Schemas to HBase (Slides | Recording)


Berk Demir

Lightning Talk | Content Addressable Storages for Fun and Profit (Slides | Recording)


Kyungseog Oh

Lightning Talk | Solbase (Slides | Recording)


Francis Liu

Lightning Talk | Relaxed Transactions for HBase (Slides | Recording)

Applications 1

Jacques Nadeau

Building a Large Search Platform on a Shoestring Budget (Slides | Recording)


Brent Halsey

Real Performance Gains With Real Time Data (Recording)


Nate Putnam

Building Mobile Infrastructure with HBase (Slides | Recording)


Cosmin Lehene

Low Latency "OLAP" with HBase (Slides | Recording)


Blake Matheny

Growing Your Inbox, HBase at Tumblr (Slides | Recording)


Alex Newman

Overcoming Data Deluge with HBase to Help Save the Environment (Slides | Recording)


Vrushali Channapattan

Lightning Talk | HBase powered Merchant Lookup Service at Intuit (Slides | Recording)


Thomas Pan

Lightning Talk | HBase, the Use Case in eBay Cassini (Slides | Recording)


Nick Dimiduk

Lightning Talk | Scaling GIS in Three Acts (Slides | Recording)

Applications 2

Gupta Gogula & Suraj Varma

Gap Inc Direct: Serving Apparel Catalog from HBase for Live Website (Slides | Recording)


Anshuman Singh

Facebook Messages Application Server Using HBase (No recording)


Dan Lynn

Storing and Manipulating Graphs in HBase (Slides | Recording)


Stanislav Barton

Mignify: A Big Data Refinery Built on HBase (Slides | Recording)


Doug Meil

Real-Time and Batch HBase for Healthcare at Explorys (Slides | Recording)


Alex Baranau

Real-time Analytics with HBase (Slides | Recording)


Satnam Alag

Lightning Talk | Leveraging HBase for the World's Largest Curated Genomic Data Collection (Slides | Recording)


Chris Niemiera

Lightning Talk | You've got HBase! How AOL Mail Handles Big Data (Slides | Recording)


Steven Noels

Lightning Talk | Getting Real about Interactive Big Data Management with Lily & HBase (Slides | Recording)


Ron Buckley

Lightning Talk | HBase for the World's Libraries (Slides | Recording)

Conduct ◆◆◆

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