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Score 6.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    NoSQL Databases

    7.7

    HBase

    77%

    Firebird

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Apache HBase ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Performance

    7.1
    71%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    7.8
    78%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Concurrency

    7.0
    70%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security

    7.8
    78%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scalability

    8.6
    86%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data model flexibility

    7.1
    71%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Deployment model flexibility

    8.2
    82%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Apache HBase is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.7

    HBase

    77%
    10 Ratings
    5.0

    Firebird

    50%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    7.9

    HBase

    79%
    10 Ratings

    Firebird

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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

    Firebird

    The reason we prefer Firebird is that it is fully compatible with the application platform, and it works stably in systems that can be used without licensing from large companies such as MS-SQL and Oracle. It is the software convenience it provides compared to other free versions. If the scenario is less suitable, we are careful not to use it in critical systems such as ERP or customer interaction.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Firebird

    • In a test back when I started to use it it beat MySQL Hands down on some easy speed test.
    • While the included backup functionality of MySQL failed back then (don't remember the details) the one from Firebird did work out of the box and Delphi meanwhile even has easy to use components to use this from a program written in it.
    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

    Firebird

    • Documentation.
    • No GUI tool to view data.
    • Slow via remote access.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    HBase

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Firebird

    General

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

    Starting Price

    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

    Firebird

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Firebird

    Back then I evaluated Oracle 8, IBM DB2, Mimer, SAP DB, MySQL, Borland Interbase (not Embarcadero Interbase and that one has the same roots as Firebird) and most likely other RDBMS. Firebird was free, usage was ok, it was (for my application) maintenance free and Speed was ok for me. And it didn't trash my system! Getting Oracle installed is quite some task in comparison!
    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

    Firebird

    • The return on investment was of course because it freed us from paid relational databases.
    • We have never experienced a negative situation.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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