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System Properties Comparison Apache Druid vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. HarperDB vs. Quasardb

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NameApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.A distributed database focused on speed and ease of use. It has an intuitive REST API, and supports NoSQL and SQL including joins. HarperDB leverages standard interfaces, and users can be up and running in minutes.Distributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document storeDocument storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.27
Rank#93  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score18.02
Rank#38  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.77
Rank#200  Overall
#31  Document stores
Score0.23
Rank#285  Overall
#23  Time Series DBMS
Websitedruid.apache.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databaseharperdb.ioquasardb.net
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databaseharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewdoc.quasardb.net
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014HarperDBquasardb
Initial release2012201220172009
Current release0.21.0, April 20213.1, August 20213.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2commercialcommercial infofree community edition availablecommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaNode.jsC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
hostedLinux
OS X
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-freedynamic schemaschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoJSON data typesyes infointeger and binary
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL for queryingnoSQL-like data manipulation statementsSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C
C#
C++
ColdFusion
D
Dart
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
MatLab
Objective C
Perl
PHP
PowerShell
Prolog
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnolimited functionality with using 'rules'Custom Functions infosince release 3.1no
TriggersnoCallbacks are triggered when data changesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedSource-replica replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononowith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesAtomic execution of specific operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, using LMDByes infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users and rolesCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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Specific characteristicsHarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesBy combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosUse cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersA few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metrics6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHarperDB follows a freemium/premium model . A database is only as powerful as it...
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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