ApsaraDB for HBase Standard Edition is developed based on open source HBase. Alibaba Cloud has deeply optimized the stability and capability for operations and maintenance of ApsaraDB for HBase. Compared with HBase Community Edition, ApsaraDB for HBase Standard Edition is more stable and much easier to manage and maintain. In addition, it is completely compatible with HBase Community Edition. To compare ApsaraDB for HBase Standard Edition with other editions, see Benefits. ApsaraDB for HBase Standard Edition has two versions: V1.1 and V2.0.

ApsaraDB for HBase V1.1

ApsaraDB for HBase V1.1 is developed based on HBase Community Edition V1.1.2.

ApsaraDB for HBase V2.0

ApsaraDB for HBase V2.0 is a new distribution developed based on HBase Community Edition V2.0.0 released in 2018. ApsaraDB for HBase V2.0 has higher stability and performance than HBase Community Edition, and supports new features. We recommend that you choose ApsaraDB for HBase V2.0 if you have the following requirements.

  • Your workloads are sensitive to noise and response latency. ApsaraDB for HBase V2.0 supports end-to-end offheap, which greatly reduces garbage collections and response latency.
  • You want to store medium-sized objects (MOBs), such as media files, documents, and binary data. Typically, these objects are 100 KB to 10 MB in size. ApsaraDB for HBase V2.0 is optimized for medium-sized object storage. It can help you reduce write amplifications and improve the overall performance.
  • You want to use new features that are only available in ApsaraDB for HBase V2.0, such as the asynchronous client.

ApsaraDB for HBase V1.1 and V2.0 comparison

Feature V1.1 V2.0
HBase basic interfaces Supported Supported
Enterprise-class security authentication Supported Supported
Primary-backup synchronization, and active-active recovery Coming soon Supported
Phoenix and secondary indexes Supported Supported
Cold storage Supported Supported
RegionServer groups Supported Supported
Region replicas Not supported Supported
Read/write connection offheap Not supported Supported
Medium-sized object storage Not supported Supported
In-memory compaction Not supported Supported
Asynchronous client Not supported Supported