As HBase and Hadoop continue to become routine across enterprises, these enterprises inevitably shift priorities from effective deployments to cost-efficient operations. Consolidation of infrastructure, the sum of hardware, software, and system-administrator effort, is the most common strategy to reduce costs. As a company grows, the number of business organizations, development teams, and individuals accessing HBase grows commensurately, creating a not-so-simple requirement: HBase must effectively service many users, each with a variety of use-cases. This is problem is known as multi-tenancy. While multi-tenancy isn’t a new problem, it also isn’t a solved one, in HBase or otherwise. This talk will present a high-level view of the common issues organizations face when multiple users and teams share a single HBase instance and how certain HBase features were designed specifically to mitigate the issues created by the sharing of finite resources.