Github user HeartSaVioR commented on the issue: https://github.com/apache/storm/pull/2556 I'm expecting that the patch is just for the update of API change, hence questions look more important than the code change. Several questions: 1. Did you test the patch manually with HBase 2.0 beta 1? 2. I guess there's little chance for HBase community to introduce API change after beta, but the possibility is still open. Moreover that's not ideal to depend on beta version. Do you intend to open this for the official release of HBase 2.0 and update the version/API change once it happens? 3. Does HBase 2 client be compatible with HBase 1.x? At a glance of HBase 2 project doc (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WCsVlnHjJeKUcl7wHwqb4z9iEu_ktczrlKHK8N4SZzs/edit#) they claim admin interface is incompatible and HBase 1 client cannot administrate HBase 2. I'm wondering about opposite case (HBase 2 client to administrate HBase 1 server), and same case for other things. In short, I'd like to determine needs to have separate hbase module for HBase 1.x and HBase 2.x.