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HBase System Properties

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NameHBase
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTable
Primary database modelWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score60.28
Rank#17  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Websitehbase.apache.org
Technical documentationhbase.apache.org
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Powerset
Initial release2008
Current release1.4.8, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Data schemeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.no
Secondary indexesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in Java
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (ACL) infoImplementation based on Hadoop and ZooKeeper

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