Utilizing Apache NiFi we read various open data REST APIs and camera feeds to ingest crime and related data real-time streaming it into HBase and Phoenix tables. HBase makes an excellent storage option for our real-time time series data sources. We can immediately query our data utilizing Apache Zeppelin against Phoenix tables as well as Hive external tables to HBase.
Apache Phoenix tables also make a great option since we can easily put microservices on top of them for application usage. I have an example Spring Boot application that reads from our Philadelphia crime table for front-end web applications as well as RESTful APIs.
Apache NiFi makes it easy to push records with schemas to HBase and insert into Phoenix SQL tables.