ApsaraDB for HBase is a cost-effective cloud-based intelligent NoSQL database 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 recommendations, risk control for Huabei, 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) of data and a large number 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 real-time storage of massive semi-structured and unstructured data. It offers capabilities such as high concurrent throughput, SQL lightweight data analysis, and full-text search. With a comprehensive set of tools and extensive ecosystem integration, the database service further satisfies all the enterprise needs to store, retrieve, and analyze large amounts of data. It is a database for scenarios such as risk control, recommendation, advertising, Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Vehicles (IoV), feeds, and big data visualization.
Typical scenario Storage type Storage object Engine API Benefits
Social interaction distribution or chat records KV Key and Value fields HBase API Low latency and high concurrency
Upgrades of traditional relational databases SQL Relational model SQL Large storage capacity and distributed SQL database
Risk control or user profiling Tablestore Sparse table HBase API Dynamic schema and large storage capacity
News Document storage JSON, XML, or HTML HBase API Large storage capacity and high concurrency
Images or videos Object Storage Service (OSS) Images and videos HBase API Large storage capacity
Sensors or IoT Time series data Continuous temporal data OpenTSDB or HBase API Large storage capacity
IoV or sports apps Spatiotemporal data Spatial dimension or spatial trajectory GeoMesa or HBase API Large storage capacity and high-performance writes
Full-text search Full text Full text Solr or HBase API High throughput