You can use the HBase API and the
hbase shell commands to access your MapR tables. MapR has extended the HBase component to handle access to both MapR tables and Apache HBase tables. MapR tables do not support low-level HBase API calls that are used to manipulate the state of an Apache HBase cluster.
See Creating MapR-DB Applications with Java for a full list of supported HBase Java APIs.
See HBase Shell for MapR-DB for a full list of supported commands in the HBase shell.
To enable the HBase API and
hbase shell access, install the
mapr-hbase package on every node in the cluster. The HBase component of the MapR distribution for Hadoop is typically installed under
/opt/mapr/hbase. To ensure that your existing HBase applications and workflow work properly, install the
mapr-hbase package that provides the same version number of HBase as your existing Apache HBase.
See Get Started: Install MapR for information about MapR installation procedures.