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HBase vs RethinkDB: What are the differences?

Developers describe HBase as "The Hadoop database, a distributed, scalable, big data store". 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. On the other hand, RethinkDB is detailed as "JSON. Scales to multiple machines with very little effort. Open source". RethinkDB is built to store JSON documents, and scale to multiple machines with very little effort. It has a pleasant query language that supports really useful queries like table joins and group by, and is easy to setup and learn.

HBase and RethinkDB belong to "Databases" category of the tech stack.

"Performance" is the top reason why over 7 developers like HBase, while over 46 developers mention "Powerful query language" as the leading cause for choosing RethinkDB.

HBase and RethinkDB are both open source tools. It seems that RethinkDB with 22.4K GitHub stars and 1.74K forks on GitHub has more adoption than HBase with 2.91K GitHub stars and 2.01K GitHub forks.

Pinterest, HubSpot, and Yammer are some of the popular companies that use HBase, whereas RethinkDB is used by miDrive, Runbook, and The Control Group. HBase has a broader approval, being mentioned in 54 company stacks & 18 developers stacks; compared to RethinkDB, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 25 developer stacks.

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 RethinkDB?

RethinkDB is built to store JSON documents, and scale to multiple machines with very little effort. It has a pleasant query language that supports really useful queries like table joins and group by, and is easy to setup and learn.
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      What are some alternatives to HBase and RethinkDB?
      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.
      MongoDB
      MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
      Hadoop
      The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using simple programming models. It is designed to scale up from single servers to thousands of machines, each offering local computation and storage.
      Druid
      Druid is a distributed, column-oriented, real-time analytics data store that is commonly used to power exploratory dashboards in multi-tenant environments. Druid excels as a data warehousing solution for fast aggregate queries on petabyte sized data sets. Druid supports a variety of flexible filters, exact calculations, approximate algorithms, and other useful calculations.
      Apache Hive
      Hive facilitates reading, writing, and managing large datasets residing in distributed storage using SQL. Structure can be projected onto data already in storage.
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      Decisions about HBase and RethinkDB
      Łukasz Korecki
      Łukasz Korecki
      CTO & Co-founder at EnjoyHQ · | 12 upvotes · 111.8K views
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      RethinkDB
      RethinkDB
      MongoDB
      MongoDB
      PostgreSQL
      PostgreSQL

      We initially chose RethinkDB because of the schema-less document store features, and better durability resilience/story than MongoDB In the end, it didn't work out quite as we expected: there's plenty of scalability issues, it's near impossible to run analytical workloads and small community makes working with Rethink a challenge. We're in process of migrating all our workloads to PostgreSQL and hopefully, we will be able to decommission our RethinkDB deployment soon.

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      How developers use HBase and RethinkDB
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      Pinterest uses HBaseHBase

      The final output is inserted into HBase to serve the experiment dashboard. We also load the output data to Redshift for ad-hoc analysis. For real-time experiment data processing, we use Storm to tail Kafka and process data in real-time and insert metrics into MySQL, so we could identify group allocation problems and send out real-time alerts and metrics.

      Avatar of Sine Wave Entertainment
      Sine Wave Entertainment uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

      High-speed update-aware storage used in our region server infrastructure; provides a good middle layer for storage of rapidly modified information.

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      Runbook uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

      Main database, using it in multiple datacenters in an active-active configuration.

      Avatar of Tobe O
      Tobe O uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

      Angel includes support for multiple databases, out-of-the-box.

      Avatar of Mike MacCana
      Mike MacCana uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

      As a boring document oriented database with safe defaults.

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      Axibase uses HBaseHBase
      • Raw storage engine
      • Replication
      • Fault-tolerance
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      Domraider uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

      Sharded and replicated storage, NoSQL with joins

      Avatar of Mehdi TAZI
      Mehdi TAZI uses HBaseHBase

      Range scan and HDFS Buffering system

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      anerudhbalaji uses HBaseHBase

      Primary datastore

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