HBASE Vs. RDBMS Top Differences You can Unlock Now

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HBASE in the Big data context has a lot of benefits over RDBMS. The listed differences below make you understandable why HBASE is popular in Hadoop (or Bigdata) platform. Let us check one by one quickly. HBASE Vs. RDBMS Differences Random Accessing HBase handles a large amount of data that is store in a distributed manner in the column-oriented format while RDBMS is systematic storage of a database that cannot support a random manner for accessing the database. Database Rules RDBMS strictly follow Codd's 12 rules with fixed schemas and row-oriented manner of database and also follow ACID properties. HBase follows BASE properties and implement complex queries. Secondary indexes, complex inner and outer joins, count, sum, sort, group, and data of page and table can easily be accessible by RDBMS. Storage From small to medium storage application there is the use of RDBMS that provide the solution with MySQL and PostgreSQL whose size increase with concurrency and performance.  Codd'

Big Data:Top Hadoop Interview Questions (1 of 5)

Looking out for Hadoop Interview Questions that are frequently asked by employers? Here is the first list of Hadoop Interview Questions which  covers HDFS…

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1. What is BIG DATA?
Big Data is nothing but an assortment of such a huge and complex data that it becomes very tedious to capture, store, process, retrieve and analyze it with the help of on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing techniques.

2. Can you give some examples of Big Data?
There are many real life examples of Big Data! Facebook is generating 500+ terabytes of data per day, NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) generates about 1 terabyte of new trade data per day, a jet airline collects 10 terabytes of censor data for every 30 minutes of flying time. All these are day to day examples of  Big Data!

3. Can you give a detailed overview about the Big Data being generated by Facebook?
As of December 31, 2012, there are 1.06 billion monthly active users on facebook and 680 million mobile users. On an average, 3.2 billion likes and comments are posted every day on Facebook. 72% of web audience is on Facebook. And why not! There are so many activities going on facebook from wall posts, sharing images, videos, writing comments and liking posts, etc.  In fact, Facebook started using Hadoop in mid-2009 and was one of the initial users of Hadoop.

4. According to IBM, what are the three characteristics of Big Data?
According to IBM, the three characteristics of Big Data are:
Volume: Facebook generating 500+ terabytes of data per day.
Velocity: Analyzing 2 million records each day to identify the reason for losses.
Variety: images, audio, video, sensor data, log files, etc.

5. How Big is ‘Big Data’?
With time, data volume is growing exponentially. Earlier we used to talk about Megabytes or Gigabytes. But time has arrived when we talk about data volume in terms of terabytes, petabytes and also zettabytes! Global data volume was around 1.8ZB in 2011 and is expected to be 7.9ZB in 2015. It is also known that the global information doubles in every two years!

6. How analysis of Big Data is useful for organizations?
Effective analysis of Big Data provides a lot of business advantage as organizations will learn which areas to focus on and which areas are less important. Big data analysis provides some early key indicators that can prevent the company from a huge loss or help in grasping a great opportunity with open hands! A precise analysis of Big Data helps in decision making!

For instance, nowadays people rely so much on Facebook and Twitter before buying any product or service. All thanks to the Big Data explosion.

7. Who are ‘Data Scientists’?
Data scientists are soon replacing business analysts or data analysts. Data scientists are experts who find solutions to analyze data. Just as web analysis, we have data scientists who have good business insight as to how to handle a business challenge. Sharp data scientists are not only involved in dealing business problems, but also choosing the relevant issues that can bring value-addition to the organization.

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