Alibaba Cloud HBase X-Pack Service: A New Standard for HBase Cloud Services

By ApsaraDB Team

On December 13, 2018, the 8th China Cloud Computing Standards and Application Conference was held in Beijing. At the conference, Alibaba Cloud HBase announced the launch of a new X-Pack service that supports the retrieval of SQL, time-series, spatial-temporal, image, and full-text, as well as the execution of complex analyses. From processing to analyzing full-stack databases, customers can use it out of the box to meet their needs for richer business processing and easier use of databases.

In addition, the new cloud HBase service also has a number of exclusive enterprise-level capabilities, including non-perceived separation of hot and cold data, hundreds of TB of backup recovery, dual-active across regions and enterprise-level security, which can solve many challenges such as customer cost and security, allowing customers to focus on business development.

Cao Long (technical director of Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB HBase and one of the founders of China HBase technology community) and Yang Wenlong (Apache HBase Community Committer&PMC, and head of Ali-HBase kernel) jointly released the X-Pack service

Features of Alibaba Cloud HBase X-Pack Service

Multi-Model Support

Offline and Online Integration Processing

Increased Backup Recovery Level

Non-Perceived Separation of Hot and Cold Data

Alibaba Cloud HBase provides a new cold storage medium for cold data storage scenarios. While having 1/3 the storage cost of an ultra cloud disk while maintaining equivalent write performance, it can ensure that the data can be read at any time. The use of cold storage is very simple. Users can choose cold storage as an additional storage space when purchasing cloud HBase instances, and specify cold data to be stored on the cold storage medium through table creation statements. This reduces the storage cost, obtaining low-cost storage capacity without code modifications, ultimately helping enterprises reduce the overall cost.

Alibaba Cloud HBase in Action

Since Alibaba Cloud began providing the HBase cloud service in August 2017, it has currently served thousands of large enterprise customers and thousands of online clusters, and covered dozens of industries, such as social networking, finance, governments and enterprises, Internet of Vehicles (IoV), transportation, logistics, retail and e-commerce, helping single users withstand the business pressure of tens of millions of QPS and realizing the efficient storage and processing of hundreds of PB of data.

It is reported that the service is the fastest growing database service of Alibaba Cloud and one of the cloud services with the highest proportion of large enterprise customers. On June 6, 2018, Alibaba Cloud first launched HBase 2.0 to the world, which makes it a well-deserved leader in the HBase field. The Alibaba Cloud HBase team continues to optimize services around customer business, cost, and operation & maintenance, to promote the digital transformation of the enterprise and to bring leading technologies to more customers.


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