Loading HBase tables into Spark

The following Apache Spark snippet written in scala showcases how HBase/M7 tables in Hadoop can be loaded as RDDs into Spark. After initiating the Spark context and creating the HBase/M7 tables, if not present, the scala program calls the NewHadoopRDD APIs to load the table into Spark context and then does a preliminary count() operation to fetch the number of rows.

import org.apache.spark._
import org.apache.spark.rdd.NewHadoopRDD
import org.apache.hadoop.hbase.{HBaseConfiguration, HTableDescriptor}
import org.apache.hadoop.hbase.client.HBaseAdmin
import org.apache.hadoop.hbase.mapreduce.TableInputFormat
import org.apache.hadoop.fs.Path;
import org.apache.hadoop.hbase.HColumnDescriptor
import org.apache.hadoop.hbase.util.Bytes
import org.apache.hadoop.hbase.client.Put;
import org.apache.hadoop.hbase.client.HTable;

object SparkWithM7 {
  def main(args: Array[String]) {
    //Initiate spark context with spark master URL. You can modify the URL per your environment.
    val sc = new SparkContext("spark://", "M7Test")

    val tableName = "m7Table"

    val conf = HBaseConfiguration.create()
    // Add local HBase conf
    conf.addResource(new Path("file:///opt/mapr/hbase/hbase-0.94.17/conf/hbase-site.xml"))
    conf.set(TableInputFormat.INPUT_TABLE, tableName)

    // create m7 table with column family
    val admin = new HBaseAdmin(conf)
    if(!admin.isTableAvailable(tableName)) {
      print("Creating M7 Table")
      val tableDesc = new HTableDescriptor(tableName)
      tableDesc.addFamily(new HColumnDescriptor("cf1"
      print("Table already exists!!")
      val columnDesc = new HColumnDescriptor("cf1");
      admin.addColumn(tableName, columnDesc);

    //put data into table
    val myTable = new HTable(conf, tableName);
    for (i <- 0="" to="" 5)="" {="" var="" p="new" put();="" put(new="" string("row"="" +="" i).getbytes());="" p.add("cf1".getbytes(),="" "column-1".getbytes(),="" new="" string(="" "value="" "="" mytable.put(p);="" }="" mytable.flushcommits();="" create="" rdd="" val="" hbaserdd="sc.newAPIHadoopRDD(conf," classof[tableinputformat],="" classof[org.apache.hadoop.hbase.io.immutablebyteswritable],="" classof[org.apache.hadoop.hbase.client.result])="" get="" the="" row="" count="" print("hbase="" count:"+count)="" system.exit(0)="" <="" pre="">