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From j pimmel <>
Subject Re: Hbase on EMR for phoenix
Date Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:48:47 GMT
Thanks for the update James.

Is the latest HBase getting integrated into BigTop - perhaps I'm looking in
the wrong place, but this is what I found and it's hard to tell if it's the

It seems like the latest EMR version uses BigTop and though it's not clear
what they use from it and whether HBase will start re-appearing in current
EMR releases, it seems like standards are getting baked in and it would
likely ease adoption?



On Thu, 4 Feb 2016 at 14:39 James Taylor <> wrote:

> The problem is that EMR hasn't updating their HBase version past 0.94 in
> the last two years. Phoenix stopped doing releases supporting 0.94 a year
> ago and HBase has moved well past 0.94 as well. Phoenix will run just fine
> on EMR if they update their HBase version. My two cents: I'd recommend
> continuing to let the folks over at EMR know that you'd like to see this
> happen. We don't have any control over that, though.
> Thanks,
> James
> On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 7:04 AM, James Heather <>
> wrote:
>> I asked about Phoenix on EMR, and also received no response.
>> It would be nice to have a comment on this from someone in the know, if
>> only to confirm that Phoenix and EMR are no longer friends.
>> James
>> On 26/01/16 16:37, j pimmel wrote:
>>> Hi all
>>> I'm just evaluating using HBase with phoenix on EMR and see that the
>>> most recent supported version is on EMR 3.11.0 (compared to EMR latest
>>> 4.1.0) which bundles HBase 0.94.18.
>>> Given that the latest HBase version is at 1.13 I'm wondering what key
>>> phoenix features would end up being unsupported when trying to use the
>>> older version EMR HBase version (if it works at all).
>>> Thanks
>>> J

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