MapR Database as a Wide-Column Database

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

MapR Database as a wide-column database, stores data in binary format in MapR Database 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 Database binary tables. In fact, your HBase applications can switch to using MapR Database binary tables with no coding changes required.
  • MapR Database 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.