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  • Hypertable is a C++ implementation of BigTable architecture. As such, it's pretty similar to HBase. There are claims that it is faster than HBase. The "fasterness" isn't debated. When watching the Hypertable guy present at NoSQL meetup (on Vimeo, should you want to search for it), the HBase developers argued that development in Java is faster than development in C++, not that the resultant project will have similar performance characteristics. Here's a link containing a debate: