Use the HBase REST server

You can use the Apache HBase REST server to interact with the Apache HBase. This is a very good alternative if you do not want to use the Java API. Interactions happen using URLs and the REST API. REST uses HTTP to perform various actions, and this makes it easy to interface with the operational database using a wide array of programming languages.

You can use the REST server to create, delete tables, and perform other operations that have the REST end-points. You can configure SSL for encryption between the client and the REST server. This helps you to ensure that your operations are secure during data transmission.

Using the REST server enables you access your data across different network boundaries. For example, if you have an Cloudera operational database Data Hub cluster running inside a private network and don’t want to expose it to your company’s public network, the REST server can work as a gateway between the private and public networks.