MapR-DB as a Wide-Column Database

MapR-DB supports binary tables as a native data store. MapR-DB binary tables are identical conceptually to tables in Apache HBase.

MapR-DB as a wide-column database, stores data in binary format in MapR-DB binary tables. These binary tables are considered to be wide-column tables. If you're familiar with HBase tables, you'll be right at home with MapR-DB binary tables. In fact, your HBase applications can switch to using MapR-DB binary tables with no coding changes required.
  • MapR-DB binary tables use the HBase data model and support the HBase API.
  • Allows for large scale applications managing columnar data.
  • Binary compatibility with applications using standard HBase application APIs.
  • With the binary tables, rows are indexed by key, columns identify data elements in each row, and column families are made up of columns.