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Awesome HBase – Massive Collection of Resources

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A curated list of awesome HBase projects and resources.

HBase is a distributed, scalable, big data store.




  • asynchbase – Fully asynchronous, non-blocking HBase client.
  • gohbase – Pure Go client for HBase.
  • happybase – Python client for HBase.




  • Kite – High-level data layer for Hadoop/HBase.


  • HDocDB – HBase as a JSON document database.


  • DataNucleus – JPA persistence layer with support for HBase.
  • Gora – Persistence library for big data with support for HBase.
  • HEntityDB – HBase as an entity database.
  • Kundera – JPA client with support for HBase.


  • GeoMesa – Spatial-temporal database with support for Accumulo, HBase, Cassandra, and Kafka.


  • Gradoop – Research framework for scalable graph analytics built on Flink and HBase.
  • HGraphDB – HBase as a TinkerPop graph database.
  • JanusGraph – Scalable graph database with support for Cassandra, HBase, Google Cloud Bigtable, and BerkeleyDB.
  • NebulaGraph – A high performance distributed Graph database.
  • S2Graph – High-performance distributed graph database built on HBase.


  • AntsDB – AntsDB is a low latency, high concurrency, MySQL compliant SQL layer for HBase.
  • EsgynDB – Commercial SQL engine providing ACID transactions and BI analytics on top of Hadoop, based on Trafodian.
  • Kylin – Extreme OLAP engine for big data that stores data in HBase.
  • LeanXScale – Commercial full ACID full SQL product built on Hadoop/HBase.
  • Phoenix – SQL layer on top of HBase.
  • Splice Machine – Commercial RDBMS built on top of HBase.
  • Trafodian – Transactional SQL-on-Hadoop/HBase.

Time Series

  • Axibase – Distributed time series database built on HBase.
  • OpenTSDB – Scalable time series database built on HBase.
  • Warp 10 – Time series database for sensor data.


Secondary Indices


  • Haeinsa – Multi-row/multi-table transaction library for HBase.
  • HBase-QoD – Vector-field consistency for HBase fine-grained transactional inter-DC replication.
  • Omid – Transactional support for HBase.
  • Tephra – Globally consistent transactions on top of HBase.
  • Themis – Cross-row/cross-table transactions on HBase based on Google’s Percolator.


  • Apex – Apex-HBase connector.
  • Beam – Beam HBase integration.
  • Camel – Camel HBase component.
  • Cascading – HBase adapters for Cascading.
  • Cascalog – Wrapper around Cascading.HBase for use in Cascalog.
  • Crunch – HBase adapters for Crunch.
  • Drill – HBase storage plugin for Drill.
  • Elasticsearch – Elasticsearch import river for HBase.
  • Flink – Flink-HBase connector.
  • Gearpump – Gearpump integration for HBase.
  • Giraph – Giraph input and output formats for HBase.
  • HAWQ – HAWQ PXF external tables on HBase.
  • Hive – Hive HBase integration.
  • Impala – Impala support for querying HBase tables.
  • Kafka – HBase Kafka proxy.
  • Pig – Pig HBase integration.
  • Pulsar – HBase connector for Pulsar.
  • Ranger – HBase plugin for Apache Ranger.
  • Spark – Spark-HBase connector.
  • Spring for Apache Hadoop – Spring-Hadoop integration, including HBase support.
  • Storm – Storm/Trident integration for HBase.
  • Tajo – Tajo integration with HBase.
  • Zeppelin – HBase shell interpreter for Apache Zeppelin.


  • Ambari – Software for provisioning, managing, and monitor Hadoop/HBase clusters.
  • Cloudera Manager – Tool for managing Hadoop/HBase in production.
  • DbSchema – Diagram-oriented database designer with support for HBase.
  • Hannibal – Tool to monitor and maintain HBase clusters.
  • h-rider – GUI for viewing and manipulating data in HBase.
  • Hue – Smart analytics workbench that includes an HBase browser.
  • Sematext SPM – Tool for monitoring HBase, HDFS, etc.


  • HubSpot HBase support – Configs and tools for HBase at HubSpot, including Hystrix integration and coprocessors.





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