For Cloudera, Apache HBase has grown into a stable, scalable, mature, and critical component of the Apache Hadoop stack.
HBase adds the ability to do low-latency random read/write across your big data. While it is a key piece of the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, HBase itself has an ecosystem of projects and products that use it as a storage engine for systems such as time series database (OpenTSDB), or SQL-style databases (Apache Phoenix,
Learn about the design decisions behind HBase’s new support for MOBs.
Apache HBase is a distributed, scalable, performant, consistent key value database that can store a variety of binary data types. It excels at storing many relatively small values (<10K), and providing low-latency reads and writes.
However, there is a growing demand for storing documents, images, and other moderate objects (MOBs) in HBase while maintaining low latency for reads and writes.