Background information

ApsaraDB for HBase Performance-enhanced Edition is a cloud-based database service that is developed based on the wide table engine of ApsaraDB for Lindorm (Lindorm) and is fully compatible with HBase. Since 2011, ApsaraDB for HBase Performance-enhanced Edition has been used to store large amounts of data in real time for Alibaba services, such as Taobao, Alipay, Cainiao, Youku, and AMAP. ApsaraDB for HBase Performance-enhanced Edition meets the business requirements for various scenarios, such as promotions during Double 11, the Spring Festival, and the Chinese National Day. Compared with open source HBase, ApsaraDB for HBase Performance-enhanced Edition provides higher performance and more features, including enterprise-class features. ApsaraDB for HBase Performance-enhanced Edition is also more cost-effective, stable, secure, and easy to use.

ApsaraDB for HBase Performance-enhanced Edition is suitable for scenarios that have high requirements on size, throughput, performance, and availability. ApsaraDB for HBase Performance-enhanced Edition provides seamless scalability, high throughput, high availability, milliseconds of latency, adjustable consistency levels, cost-effectiveness, and various types of indexes to support real-time data storage and retrieval. ApsaraDB for HBase Performance-enhanced Edition can be used for big data services that require unlimited scalability and high throughput, online services that require low latency and high availability, and multi-functional queries.

Relationship with Lindorm

Lindorm is a multi-model database service that is developed by Alibaba Group. The kernel of ApsaraDB for HBase Performance-enhanced Edition is provided by the wide table engine of Lindorm. To use more new features, we recommend that you use Lindorm.

The history of Lindorm

Time Event
2011.3 Lindorm 1.0 is developed based on open source HBase and released on Taobao. Lindorm 1.0 is used in Data Cube and log queue scenarios.
2012.3 Lindorm is used to process 100 TB of data and 100,000 requests per second (RPS).
2013.5 Lindorm supports large clusters and multiple tenants.
2014.1 The SQL feature is released, which is compatible with Phoenix.
2015.11 The high availability architecture is implemented and the peak RPS exceeds 50 million.
2016.11 The number of servers reaches 10,000. Lindorm serves as a middle platform for AMAP, Youku, and other entertainment services.
2017.8 Open source HBase is commercialized on Alibaba Cloud and starts to provide services to enterprises.
2018.7 Lindorm 2.0 is released. Lindorm 2.0 uses an optimized engine that provides seven times the performance of open source HBase.
2019.8 ApsaraDB for HBase Performance-enhanced Edition (Lindorm) is commercialized and provides multiple exclusive features for storage, indexing, and disaster recovery.
2019.12 Lindorm Serverless is released. Lindorm Serverless is provided at a monthly fee that is less than USD 10, and is suitable for small-scale scenarios.
2020.06 The latest version of Lindorm is released. Lindorm is a cloud-native multi-model database service that supports four types of models: wide table, time series, search, and file.

Features

ApsaraDB HBase Performance-enhanced Edition uses a kernel that is developed based on the wide table engine of Lindorm. ApsaraDB HBase Performance-enhanced Edition is a NoSQL service for big data, and is fully compatible with open source HBase. ApsaraDB HBase Performance-enhanced Edition is cost-effective, highly scalable, and intelligent. You can use the service to store semi-structured and unstructured data. Lindorm is one of the most fundamental storage services in Alibaba Group and is used to store big data from Double 11. Lindorm stores hundreds of petabytes of data, processes hundreds of millions of requests per second, and provides tens of trillions of throughput per day.

Compared with open source HBase, ApsaraDB for HBase Enhanced-performance Edition provides more enterprise-level features.