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HBase is massively scalable -- and hugely complex

Rick Grehan | April 1, 2014
Apache HBase offers extreme scalability, reliability, and flexibility, but at the cost of many moving parts.

HBase employs a collection of battle-tested technologies from the Hadoop world, and it's well worth consideration when building a large, scalable, highly available, distributed database, particularly for those applications where strong consistency is important.


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