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System Properties Comparison Apache Phoenix vs. HBase

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NameApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTable
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.02
Rank#130  Overall
#63  Relational DBMS
Score31.25
Rank#26  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Websitephoenix.apache.orghbase.apache.org
Technical documentationphoenix.apache.orghbase.apache.org/­book.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Powerset
Initial release20142008
Current release5.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 20192.3.4, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows
Linux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Data schemeyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesschema-free, schema definition possible
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptions to bring your own types, AVRO
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBCJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infoCoprocessors in Java
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsHadoop integrationyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancyAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC

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