Use the Java API

The Java API is the most common mechanism for getting data into HBase, through Put operations. The Thrift and REST APIs, as well as the HBase Shell, use the Java API.

The following simple example ouses the Java API to put data into an HBase table. The Java API traverses the entire write path and can cause compactions and region splits, which can adversely affect performance.
  HTable table = null;
  try {
    table = myCode.createTable(tableName, fam);
    int i = 1;
    List<Put> puts = new ArrayList<Put>();
    for (String labelExp : labelExps) {
      Put put = new Put(Bytes.toBytes("row" + i));
      put.add(fam, qual, HConstants.LATEST_TIMESTAMP, value);
  } finally {
    if (table != null) {