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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
Trend Chart
Score44.16
Rank#23  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 release2.3.4, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possible
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVRO
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 nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)
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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC
More information provided by the system vendor
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Specific characteristics

Apache HBase is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well suited for multi-cloud, hybrid and on-prem environments. It drives many of today's modern business applications by offering continuous availability, high scalability and performance, strong security, and operational simplicity while lowering overall cost of ownership.

Competitive advantages
  • No single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers having achieved 100% availability on a 3+ year lookback basis.
  • Operational simplicity for lowest total cost of ownership.  
  • Best-in-class scalability and performance of NoSQL platforms.  No need for managing and redesigning shards as the cluster grows.  
  • Additional modalities with add-on applications: Apache Phoenix enables a SQL interface, OpenTSdb enables Time series operations, JanusGraph enables a scale-out graph interface and GeoMesa provides a geo-spatial interface.
Typical application scenarios

Internet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product catalogs and playlists, messaging applications, customer 360 applicaitions, web applications, machine learning model serving.

Key customers

Apple, Salesforce, Cerner, Allegis Group, Bloomberg, Airtel, Thomson Reuters, Dish, Opower, Experian, Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile, Santander, RingCentral, Ceasars Entertainment, Komatsu and more.

Cloudera has over 500 customers in production using it for a range of use cases ranging from mission critical transactional applications to supporting data warehousing. Our largest customers have footprints in excess of 7,000 nodes storing over 70PB of data. Cloudera customers choose HBase because of its resilience with some customers able to realize 100% application uptime using HBase (over the past 3 years). 

Market metrics

#1 largest NoSQL database by revenue

Licensing and pricing models

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Recent citations in the news

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13 May 2020, GlobeNewswire

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17 September 2020, ZDNet

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