HBase is a NoSQL database. It supports update, insert and delete statements at record level. HBase does not support a query language like SQL. But we can use Hive with HBase for querying purpose.
Hive runs on MapReduce. HBase runs on HDFS.
Apache Hive is a data warehousing and data analytics framework that is used for data
warehouse applications. HBase is a NoSQL database on top of HDFS.