Accumulo: Application Development, Table Design, and Best Practices.pdf
Get up to speed on Apache Accumulo, the flexible, high-performance key/value store created by the National Security Agency (NSA) and based on Google's BigTable data storage system. Written by former NSA team members, this comprehensive tutorial and reference covers Accumulo architecture, application development, table design, and cell-level security. With clear information on system administration, performance tuning, and best practices, this book is ideal for administrators charged with installing and maintaining Accumulo, programmers seeking to write Accumulo applications, and other professionals interested in what Accumulo has to offer. You will find everything you need to use this system fully. Get a high-level introduction on what Accumulo has to offer Take a rapid tour through single- and multiple-node installations, data ingest, and query Learn how to write Accumulo applications for several use cases, based on examples Dive into Accumulo internals, including information not available in the documentation Get detailed information for installing, administering, tuning, and measuring performance Learn best practices based on successful implementations in the field Find answers to common questions that every new Accumulo user asks This book has undergone a careful vetting process with the U.S. government to ensure that classified or proprietary information has not been revealed.
Aaron Cordova worked as a Computer Systems Researcher at the National Security Agency where he started and led the Apache Accumulo project through its first release. He has built large scale data processing and analysis systems for intelligence, defense, academic research, and web companies. Aaron is a cofounder of Koverse Inc. From 2008 to 2012, Billie Rinaldi was a leader of the National Security Agency computer science research team that implemented Apache Accumulo. Dr. Rinaldi co-designed one of Accumulo's key technical advantages, a customizable server-side programming framework, as well as making numerous other contributions to the software. Since Accumulo became open source in fall 2011, she has worked to foster the community surrounding it. Dr. Rinaldi was elected the Project Management Committee Chair when Accumulo became a top-level Apache project and was subsequently invited to become a member of the Apache Software Foundation. Dr. Rinaldi is a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Hortonworks, Inc. Michael Wall has been using Apache Accumulo since September 2010 and has been involved in all types of development from analytic simulation to a large scale news aggregation site. He served on active duty in the United States Air Force and has worked as a software engineer for the National Security Agency and other Government Agencies. Mike is currently employed as a Principal Software Engineer with Objective Solutions, Inc.