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Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Drill

if you're doing joins from hBASE, hdfs, cassandra and redis, then this works.Using it as a be all end all does not suit it. This is not your straight forward magic software that works for all scenarios. One needs to determine the use case to see if Apache Drill fits the needs. 3/4 of the time, usually it does.
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HBase

Hbase is well suited for large organizations with millions of operations performing on tables, real-time lookup of records in a table, range queries, random reads and writes and online analytics operations.Hbase cannot be replaced for traditional databases as it cannot support all the features, CPU and memory intensive. Observed increased latency when using with MapReduce job joins.
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Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

Apache Drill
HBase
8.1
Performance
Apache Drill
HBase
8.0
Availability
Apache Drill
HBase
8.0
Concurrency
Apache Drill
HBase
7.2
Security
Apache Drill
HBase
7.7
Scalability
Apache Drill
HBase
8.0
Data model flexibility
Apache Drill
HBase
9.0
Deployment model flexibility
Apache Drill
HBase
9.0

Pros

  • queries multiple data sources with ease.
  • supports sql, so non technical users who know sql, can run query sets
  • 3rd party tools, like tableau, zoom data and looker were able to connect with no issues
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  • Faster lookup of records using the row keys. It helped to fetch thousands of records in a much faster way using the row keys
  • As it is a columnar data store, helped us to improve the query performance and aggregations
  • Sharding helps us to optimize the data storage and retrieval. HBase provides automatic or manually sharding of tables.
  • Dynamic addition of columns and column family helped us to modify the schema with ease.
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Cons

  • deployment. Not as easy
  • configuration isn't as straight forward, especially with the documentation
  • Garbage collection could be improved upon
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  • Not for small data
  • Requires a cluster
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Likelihood to Renew

Apache Drill7.0
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if Presto comes up with more support (ie hbase, s3), then its strongly possible that we'll move from apache drill to prestoDB. However, Apache drill needs more configuration ease, especially when it comes to garbage collection tuning. If apache drill could support also sparkSQL and Flume, then it does change drill into being something more valuable than prestoDB
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HBase8.5
Based on 9 answers
There is not reason not to continue using HBase. HBase has a strong robust growing community of committers and developers. It is a well-supported Apache project. A number of large software vendors such as Hortonworks, IBM and Microsoft support and host it. HBase has released a new version with more robust features and capabilities. This is the only choice for enterprise NoSQL store whether on-premise or in a cloud or in a multicloud deployment.I highly recommend it.One factor that makes it great is the support via community.hortonworks.com for the community. There are also great meetups and a HBaseCon.
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Alternatives Considered

compared to presto, has more support than prestodb.Impala has limitations to what drill can supportapache phoenix only supports for hbase. no support for cassandra. Apache drill was chosen, because of the multiple data stores that it supports htat the other 3 do not support. Presto does not support hbase as of yet. Impala does not support query to cassandra
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HBase is what you should use if you want a production ready scalable, JSON friendly, key-value, NoSQL, enterprise storage option. It excels over MongoDB due to integration with the extensive Hadoop stack and all the tools, frameworks and benefits there. HBase has superior workloads, a SQL interface and is an easy option for anyone already using Hadoop or real Big Data.HBase scales to massive levels without backup, indexing or cost issues.
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Return on Investment

  • Configuration has taken some serious time out.
  • Garbage collection tuning. is a constant hassle. time and effort applied to it, vs dedicating resources elsewhere.
  • w/ sql support, reduces the need of devs to generate the resultset for analysts, when they can run queries themselves (if they know sql).
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  • Facilitates building of UI tools that provide valuable business insights
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Pricing Details

Apache Drill

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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HBase

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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