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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

Firebird

It is well enough suited for embedding it into an application and the embedded Version can as far as I know nowadays even support multiple simultaneous users. It will also perform well on a standalone server with higher data volumes, if the SQL is properly written. Quite a few 3rd Party Management Tools with SQL query capability, DB design features etc. do exist so it is not only suited for command line purists!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

HBase
7.7
Firebird
Performance
HBase
7.1
Firebird
Availability
HBase
7.8
Firebird
Concurrency
HBase
7.0
Firebird
Security
HBase
7.8
Firebird
Scalability
HBase
8.5
Firebird
Data model flexibility
HBase
7.2
Firebird
Deployment model flexibility
HBase
8.3
Firebird

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

  • It stores the user accounts in a central database and not in the database the self written application uses.
  • Theres no embedded version for Android as far as I know.
Anonymous | 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

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

  • Can't really say that, as my application is most of the times given away for free. But if the RDBMS would cost money, giving my app away for free wouldn't have been done I guess.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HBase

General

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

Firebird

General

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

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