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System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. HBase vs. QuestDB vs. STSdb

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score12.46
Rank#45  Overall
#29  Relational DBMS
Score43.19
Rank#26  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score1.19
Rank#161  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#345  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­aurorahbase.apache.orgquestdb.iogithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmlhbase.apache.orgquestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetQuestDB LimitedSTS Soft SC
Initial release2015200820142011
Current release2.3.4, January 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC#
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Linux
macOS
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free, schema definition possibleyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptions to bring your own types, AVROyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesnonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoCoprocessors in Javanono
Triggersyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardinghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Configurable consistency for N replicasnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACID for single-table writesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACno
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Specific characteristicsApache HBase is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well suited...
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Relational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers...
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Real-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Application metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Key customersApple, Salesforce, Cerner, Allegis Group, Bloomberg, Airtel, Thomson Reuters, Dish,...
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Market metrics#1 largest NoSQL database by revenue
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license P ricing for commercial distribution provided by Cloudera and available...
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Apache 2.0.
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