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Likelihood to Recommend

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.
Vinaybabu Raghunandha Naidu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Cosmos DB

Cosmos DB is fast, reliable, and highly available. We use it mostly in analytics and applications that leverage big data hosted on the Azure Datacenter. If you have a virtual private cloud in one of Azure sites, then you would definitely need Cosmos. It works well with on-premises applications and offers little to no latency.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

HBase
7.7
Azure Cosmos DB
7.7
Performance
HBase
7.1
Azure Cosmos DB
7.9
Availability
HBase
7.8
Azure Cosmos DB
8.8
Concurrency
HBase
7.0
Azure Cosmos DB
7.0
Security
HBase
7.8
Azure Cosmos DB
7.3
Scalability
HBase
8.5
Azure Cosmos DB
8.7
Data model flexibility
HBase
7.2
Azure Cosmos DB
7.0
Deployment model flexibility
HBase
8.3
Azure Cosmos DB
7.5

Pros

HBase

  • Scalability. HBase can scale to trillions of records.
  • Fast. HBase is extremely fast to scan values or retrieve individual records by key.
  • HBase can be accessed by standard SQL via Apache Phoenix.
  • Integrated. I can easily store and retrieve data from HBase using Apache Spark.
  • It is easy to set up DR and backups.
  • Ingest. It is easy to ingest data into HBase via shell, Java, Apache NiFi, Storm, Spark, Flink, Python and other means.
Timothy Spann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Cosmos DB

  • Injects unstructured data at a very high speed.
  • No real need for administrative work, it indexes everything on it's own.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

HBase

  • There are very few commands in HBase.
  • Stored procedures functionality is not available so it should be implemented.
  • HBase is CPU and Memory intensive with large sequential input or output access while as Map Reduce jobs are primarily input or output bound with fixed memory. HBase integrated with Map-reduce jobs will result in random latencies.
RAVI MISHRA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Cosmos DB

  • Cosmos DB can be very expensive if you're using it for scenarios that are better completed in regular old Azure Table Storage or Blob Storage, specifically if you put some thought into your partitioning schemes. No product is a good substitute for thoughtful system design.
  • It would be helpful if I had some more insight into how many resources (DTUs) an individual query uses.
  • The auto-indexing is great, but a little mysterious -- not usually an issue but it does require some intentional thought.
Lars Kemmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

HBase

HBase 7.9
Based on 10 answers
There's really not anything else out there that I've seen comparable for my use cases. HBase has never proven me wrong. Some companies align their whole business on HBase and are moving all of their infrastructure from other database engines to HBase. It's also open source and has a very collaborative community.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The total cost of ownership is much higher than anticipated. The documentation for their API calls is still not complete. TCO did go up as a result as well. Having users learning another JQL-like language also added more complexity to it. Support of ANSI-SQL would be ideal. But the cost of managing it is much less compared to Redis, Mongo, or Cassandra.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

HBase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Like I said, Cosmos is the way to go. From all of the services that Azure has, Cosmos is very robust in terms of usability. It's ever-evolving and integrates with other applications seamlessly. The interface is pretty easy to understand. I implemented various solutions for my company and Cosmos was one of them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

HBase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Microsoft is the best when it comes to after-sales support. They have a well-structured training and knowledge base portal that anyone can use. They are usually quick to respond to cases and are on point for on-call support. I have no complaints from a support standpoint. Pretty happy with the support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

HBase

Cassandra os great for writes. But with large datasets, depending, not as great as HBASE. Cassandra does support parquet now. HBase still performance issues. Cassandra has use cases of being used as time series. HBase, it fails miserably. GeoSpatial data, Hbase does work to an extent. HA between the two are almost the same.
Anson Abraham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB is a fully managed NoSQL database & globally distributed NoSQL database service. Its very fast and predictable performance, high availability, elastic scaling, global distribution, and ease of development DB platform compare to MongoDB.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

HBase

  • As Hbase is a noSql database, here we don't have transaction support and we cannot do many operations on the data.
  • Not having the feature of primary or a composite primary key is an issue as the architecture to be defined cannot be the same legacy type. Also the transaction concept is not applicable here.
  • The way data is printed on console is not so user-friendly. So we had to use some abstraction over HBase (eg apache phoenix) which means there is one new component to handle.
Bharadwaj (Brad) Chivukula | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Cosmos DB

  • Azure Cosmos DB may be expensive on its own, but it was cheaper than increasing the size/power of our VMs running SQL Server instances enough to keep up with the volume and velocity of the unstructured data.
  • We got the JSON data out of our SQL Servers and they quit tipping over.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HBase

General

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

Azure Cosmos DB

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HBase
7.7
Azure Cosmos DB
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

HBase
7.9
Azure Cosmos DB
8.0

Usability

HBase
Azure Cosmos DB
8.0

Support Rating

HBase
Azure Cosmos DB
10.0

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