Writing data to HBase

To write data to HBase, you use methods of the Table class.

You can use the Java API directly, or use the HBase Shell, the REST API, the Thrift API, , or another client which uses the Java API indirectly. When you issue a Put, the coordinates of the data are the row, the column, and the timestamp. The timestamp is unique per version of the cell, and can be generated automatically or specified programmatically by your application, and must be a long integer.