Hbase Shell is a basic, command-line, and interactive 'shell' for manipulating tables in Hbase. It has support for a small set of SQL-inspired operations. Results are presented in an ASCII-table format.
The Hbase Shell aims to be to Hbase what the mysql client command-line tool is to mysqld, and what sqlplus to Oracle.
Hbase Shell was first added to TRUNK in July, 2007.