If I read your intention behind the question correctly, you want to know whether you can connect to HBase (which is running on a linux box within your hadoop cluster) from another node which is on windows may be...
Yes you can. Your HBase client can be running out side your hadooop cluster.. It will be able to connect.. Remember that the HBase client will try to connect to the zookeeper node also.. Yes the zookeeper client also can be in windows env..
From: Kuldeep Chitrakar [[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2012 12:49 PM
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Subject: Connecting Remote Hbase & pentaho
To connect to Hbase do we always need to have Pentao installed on one of the Hadoop Cluster machine.
Cant we connect to a Hbase remotely using Pentahi like
Pentaho on Windows machine and Hbase on some linux box.
Is it true for HDFS also?