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Apache vs. HBase

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Spark HBase
Preference 50% votes 50% votes
Website cassandra.​apache.​org hbase.​apache.​org
Database model
Data storage
Embeddable Yes No
Query language
Data types
Conditional entry updates Yes Yes
Map and reduce Yes Yes
Unicode Yes Yes
TTL for entries Yes Yes
Compression Yes Yes
Integrity model
Atomicity Yes Yes
Consistency Yes Yes
Isolation Yes Yes
Durability (data storage) Yes Yes
Transactions No No
Referential integrity No Yes
Revision control Yes Yes
Locking model
Secondary Indexes Yes No
Composite keys Yes Yes
Full text search No No
Geospatial Indexes Yes Yes
Graph support Yes No
Horizontal scalable Yes Yes
Replication Yes Yes
Replication mode
Sharding Yes Yes
Shared nothing architecture Yes Yes
Value size max. 2 GB 2 TB
System requirements
Operating system
Native driver
Memory minimum 512 MB ?
Programming language
Description Second Generation Distributed Database A distributed database based on Hadoop
Multi-user system Yes Yes
Extension/Plug-in Yes ?
Database ?
Price rating ★★★★☆ ?
Standard compliance No No
Software distribution
Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) Yes ?
Release Date 2008 2ⁿᵈ February 2009
Documentation level ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆
RESTful Yes Yes
Lines of code 383 k ?
Distributed Counter Yes Yes
Free to use Yes Yes
Active Yes Yes
Database Connection Pooling Yes Yes
Real time analytics Yes Conditional
Creation Date 2008 ?
Community Driven Good ?
Web interface Yes Yes
Color ?
Cloud platform support ?
Online backup Yes No
Log Yes Yes
Implementation flexibility (9% global votes) (0% global votes)
Download cassandra.​apache.​org/​download/​ www.​apache.​org/​dyn/​closer.​cgi/​hbase/​
Level of access authorization
Backup functionality Good Basic
Query Cache Yes No
Ease of use ★★★☆☆ ★★★★☆
In-Place Update Yes No
Free for commercial use Yes Yes
Sorts Yes No
Capped Collections No No
Tuneable write concerns Yes Yes
Read preferences Yes Yes
Open Source Yes Yes
XInclude Support No ?
XQuery Support No ?
Global Assembly Cache Yes ?
Triggers Yes Yes
Perfomance ★★★★★ ★★★★☆
Cloud-enabled Yes ?
Minimal memory footprint 512 MB ?
Materialized Views Yes ?
Spring Data Support Yes Yes
Geospatial No ?
Server Side Java Script No ?
JSON Yes ?
Flexible Table(Schema) Yes ?
Geo-distributed Yes ?
Max rows in query result 1 000 000 ?
ORM Join Support No ?
Re-Reduce Yes Yes
Clustering over WAN Yes ?
Fully Distributed Yes ?
Stored Procedure Yes Yes
Concurrency Yes ?
Auto-Sharding Yes Yes
Native Adsense Integration No ?
Contributors 185 ?
Aggregators Yes ?
Free edition Yes Yes
SQL Queries Yes ?
Maximum Database Size 1 PB ?
memcached protocol No ?
Monitoring UI Yes ?
CLI` Yes ?
Abstracts complexity of UI Components No ?
Apache Spark Integration Yes ?
API ? Good
Partial Index ? No
Function Based Index ? No
Server side custom code ? Yes
Pipeline Aggregation ? Yes
420 Friendly? ? No
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