HBase: The database big data left behind

A few years ago, HBase looked set to become one of the dominant databases in big data. The primary pairing for Hadoop, HBase saw adoption skyrocket, but it has since plateaued, especially compared to NoSQL peers MongoDB, Cassandra, and Redis, as measured by general database popularity.

The question is why.

That is, why has HBase failed to match the popularity of Hadoop, given its pole position with the popular big data platform?

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