What is the best data structure for implementing a Matrix 2D data type with String?

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I have huge table data with 150 rows and 10 Columns, each column has String data. After storing the data, I have to traverse as well to find a particular value. So, I am looking for answers to the best data structure in this case in terms of performance, flexibility of traversing.

I have thought of Array, ArrayList, Hashmap.

Also, I have found similar questions on SO but they don't answer my question.

EDIT: The data is a mixture of Alphabets and Integers. Cannot be sorted and contains duplicates as well.


It seems then for such table size combination 2D Array[][] + Hashmap would be an excellent choice. Simple and effective.

Array contains values and allows to traverse the table in any order.

HashMap contains pairs <String; TPoint> (coordinates in array - Row/Col pair).

If you need only to know whether the table contains some string, then don't store coordinates in Map.

I think that Guava Table proposed by @krzyk, provides similar functionality (don't know about performance)