Cassandra vs. HBase vs. Riak

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What is Cassandra?

Partitioning means that Cassandra can distribute your data across multiple machines in an application-transparent matter. Cassandra will automatically repartition as machines are added and removed from the cluster. Row store means that like relational databases, Cassandra organizes data by rows and columns. The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a close relative of SQL.

What is HBase?

Apache HBase is an open-source, distributed, versioned, column-oriented store modeled after Google' Bigtable: A Distributed Storage System for Structured Data by Chang et al. Just as Bigtable leverages the distributed data storage provided by the Google File System, HBase provides Bigtable-like capabilities on top of Apache Hadoop.

What is Riak?

Riak is a distributed database designed to deliver maximum data availability by distributing data across multiple servers. As long as your client can reach one Riak server, it should be able to write data. In most failure scenarios, the data you want to read should be available, although it may not be the most up-to-date version of that data.

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Companies

What companies use Cassandra?
368 companies on StackShare use Cassandra
What companies use HBase?
62 companies on StackShare use HBase
What companies use Riak?
18 companies on StackShare use Riak

Integrations

What tools integrate with Cassandra?
19 tools on StackShare integrate with Cassandra
What tools integrate with HBase?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with HBase
What tools integrate with Riak?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Riak

What are some alternatives to Cassandra, HBase, and Riak?

  • MySQL - The world's most popular open source database
  • PostgreSQL - A powerful, open source object-relational database system
  • MongoDB - The database for giant ideas
  • Microsoft SQL Server - A relational database management system developed by Microsoft

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