In this post I will describe how to get a Hadoop environment with HBase running in Cygwin on Windows 7 x64. Having spent the better part of a week reading through blog posts and documentation, I found that none of them covered the process in full detail, at least not for the software versions I intended to use. This guide was written for Cygwin 1.7.7, Hadoop 0.21.0 and HBase 0.20.6. You will additionally need ZooKeeper 3.3.1 in order to get HBase to run properly.
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