Today at Strata Santa Clara we announced Non-Stop HBase, providing continuous availability across multiple data centers any distance apart. HBase is an open source, non-relational, distributed database modeled after Google’s BigTable and used for random, real-time read/write access to Big Data including Facebook’s messaging platform.
In the same way that HDFS has a single point of failure in the NameNode, HBase has a Master Server that manages the cluster and Region Servers that store portions of tables and perform work on the data. HBase is sensitive to the loss of the Region and Master Servers.
Non-Stop Hadoop (including Hortonworks and Cloudera editions) applies WANdisco’s patented replication technology to these two availability and performance bottlenecks in HBase’s architecture – its region and master servers – to eliminate the risk of downtime and data loss.
“HBase is used for real-time interactive applications built on Hadoop,” said David Richards, Chairman and CEO of WANdisco. “Many of these Big Data applications are mission critical and even the cost of one minute of downtime is unacceptable. One hundred percent uptime for HBase is now a reality with our Non-Stop HBase technology. For the first time we’ve eliminated the risk of downtime and data loss by enabling HBase to be continuously available on a global scale.”
Stop by the WANdisco booth at Strata Santa Clara and don’t miss CTO Jagane Sundar’s session, “Non-Stop HBase – Making HBase Continuously Available for Enterprise Deployment” Thursday, February 13th.
Visit our website to learn more about how Non-Stop Hadoop provides LAN-speed performance and access to the same data at every location with automatic failover and recovery both within and across data centers.