Tag Archives: Hbase

NoSQL Comparisons : Cassandra vs HBase

After looking at both Cassandra and HBase, there is a natural tendency to wonder which one is better. This is not an easy decision to make. If you are highly-experienced with databases and database server administration then your priorities and preferences could be very different from someone who is just starting out on their first large-scale NoSQL setup. So rather ... Read More »

Intro to Apache HBase – A Wide-Column Store


Apache HBase™ HBase is a wide-column (or column-oriented) database based on Google’s BigTable. Despite being best known as the NoSQL solution that Facebook adopted for their messaging platform (abandoning their own database, Cassandra, in the process), it has a fairly enviable list of companies that use it – including Adobe, Twitter, and Yahoo! It was originally developed by Powerset, for ... Read More »

Guide to Wide-Column Stores – NoSQL Explained

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NoSQL Wide-Column Databases The NoSQL wide-column (or “extensible record set”) database has some passing similarity to traditional database in its use of rows, columns and tables. The important difference here is that columns are created for each row rather than being predefined by the table structure. For software developers, it can sometimes be helpful to think of them as a ... Read More »