The recent years have seen a rapid growth in the digital world, and it has resulted in an increased data complexity in terms of its volume, velocity and variety termed as Big Data. For instance, nowadays, social media websites are generating terabytes, petabytes of information on daily basis which needs to be collected and effectively managed in real time. The rate at which read-write operations are being performed is immense with expectations of even faster retrievals and loading. The traditional methods like SQL are incapable to process the new generation data due to lack of high scalability, structure and elasticity needs. Of late, NoSQL has surged in popularity as they are claimed to perform better than traditional methods. The two widely popular NoSQL databases are HBase and Cassandra.
In this study, we have examined the performance of these two databases and compared the results thus obtained through different operations on the Ubuntu interface.