A distributed, versioned, non-relational database modeled after Google's Bigtable. It is built on top of HDFS and allows to perform read/write operations on large datasets in real time using Key/Value data. The programming language of HBase is Java. Today HBase is an integral part of the Apache Software Foundation and the Hadoop ecosystem.
|Developed by||Chad Walters, Jim Kellerman|
|Latest stable version||HBase 2.x|
|Used by||eBay, Facebook, Amazon, Yahoo!|
HBase has a diverse and vibrant community: No single company controls HBase – in fact, HBaseCon’s program committee draws from many companies, not just (conference organizer) Cloudera.