Comparing Hive with HBase is like comparing Google with Facebook - although they compete over the same turf (our private information), they don’t provide the same functionality. But things can get confusing for the Big Data beginner when trying to understand what Hive and HBase do and when to use each one of them. Let’s try and clear it up.
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Despite the Hadoop hype machine crunching away, not everyone is fond of that little yellow elephant. In fact, some fear it. But why should the cute mammal and the innovative data processing technology that it represents raise anxiety levels? Everyone has their reasons.