ApsaraDB for HBase is a cost-effective cloud-based intelligent NoSQL service that is of high scalability and compatible with the open source HBase. This service provides core benefits such as low storage costs, high throughput and scalability, and intelligent data processing. ApsaraDB for HBase supports many core services of Alibaba such as Taobao recommendation, risk control for Ant Credit Pay, advertising, data dashboards, Cainiao logistics track, Alipay transaction records, and mobile Taobao messages. This service provides enterprise-level capabilities such as processing of petabytes (PB) level of data and tens of millions of concurrent requests, quick scaling within seconds, low response latency within milliseconds, full hosting, and global distribution. It also ensures high availability by deploying data centers across regions.

ApsaraDB for HBase provides capabilities such as real-time storage, high concurrency and throughput, Phoenix-based lightweight data analysis by executing SQL statements, SOLR-based full-text indexes for large amounts of semi-structured or structured data. Based on comprehensive tools and services and rich ecosystem integration, ApsaraDB for HBase provides an efficient one-stop solution to meet the storage, retrieval, and analysis needs of enterprises in big data scenarios. ApsaraDB for HBase is the preferred database service for scenarios such as risk control, recommendation, advertising, Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Vehicles (IoV), feeds, and data dashboards.

HBase: one of the most widely adopted open source databases for big data storage


Overview of ApsaraDB for HBase

Alibaba Cloud HBase

Architecture of ApsaraDB for HBase



Type Storage object Engine API Typical scenario Benefit
KV Key-value pairs HBase API Social distribution and chat history Low latency and high concurrency
SQL Relational model Phoenix SQL Upgrades of traditional relational databases Large storage capacity and distributed SQL database
Table storage Sparse table HBase API Risk control and user profiling Dynamic schema and large storage capacity
Document storage JSON, XML, and HTML files HBase API News Large storage capacity and high concurrency
Object storage Images and videos HBase API Images and videos Large storage capacity
Time series data Continuous temporal data in a time dimension OpenTSDB/HBase API Sensors and IoT Large storage capacity
Spatio-temporal data Spatial dimension or spatial trajectory GeoMesa/HBase API IoV and sports applications Large storage capacity and high-performance writes
Full text Full text solr/HBase api Full-text searches High throughput

Use cases

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