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HBase Fires Back at Criticisms from Cassandra Camp

08.16.2013
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Looks like the committers for the Apache HBase project agreed  with my assesment of a recent InformationWeek article pitting representatives from the HBase project and the Cassandra project against each other in a copy-pasted-argument style debate.  The gist of my argument was that the article posed a question to the debaters that was focused on HBase, prompting pro- and anti-HBase arguments instead of Cassandra vs. HBase arguments, which is what I would have preferred.

Here's one of the quotes from the HBase committers' response article:

When Jonathan veers off to talk of the HBase community being “fragmented”
with divided “[l]eadership”, we think perhaps what is being referred to
is the fact that the Apache HBase project is not an “owned” project, a
project led by a single vendor.  Rather it is a project where multiple
teams from many organizations - Cloudera, Hortonworks, Salesforce,
Facebook, Yahoo, Intel, Twitter, and Taobao, to name a few - are all
pushing the project forward in collaboration.

-- Lars Hofhansl, Andrew Purtell, and Michael Stack
HBase Committers

There will always be valid arguments both ways, as you can see from some sample tweets below.

Anti-HBase:

Pro-HBase:

And some people didn't think the response article either:

I think we just need to remember to take these hastily produced debates with a grain of salt.