I think the following JIRA is related:
HBASE-8201 Implement serialization strategies
On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 8:36 AM, byte array <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> A rather rudimentary thing. I have noticed that sometimes HBase shell
> shows double values in a readable format and sometimes as array of (octal
> thus unreadable) 8 bytes .
> This happens when I write them into the table from a java client:
> In this case I have problems reading/mapping the value in Pig script and
> CDH beeswax/hue.
> I made a temporary workaround by writing the doubles using Pig's class:
> On the contrary, When I aggregate and store doubles from Pig script into
> some other table, they are readable in the HBase shell, as if they were
> strings and also readable by Pig and other programs.
> I wonder what is the proper way to write doubles into HBase table from a
> Java client?