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Advantages of HBase

Advantages of HBase

HBase has good number of benefits and is a good solution in many use cases. Let us check some of the advantages of HBase:

  • Random and consistent Reads/Writes access in high volume request
  • Auto failover and reliability
  • Flexible, column-based multidimensional map structure
  • Variable Schema: columns can be added and removed dynamically
  • Integration with Java client, Thrift and REST APIs
  • MapReduce and Hive/Pig integration
  • Auto Partitioning and sharding
  • Low latency access to data
  • BlockCache and Bloom filters for query optimization
  • HBase allows data compression and is ideal for sparse data

 Reference : hadoop-essentials Book