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System Properties Comparison Apache Phoenix vs. HarperDB vs. SAP IQ vs. TiDB vs. Transbase

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NameApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseUltra-low latency distributed database with an intuitive REST API supporting NoSQL and SQL (including joins). Deployment of functions and databases simultaneously with a consolidated node-level architecture.Columnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.A resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS infocolumn-orientedRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.97
Rank#106  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score0.40
Rank#258  Overall
#39  Document stores
Score4.55
Rank#83  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Score3.62
Rank#93  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#328  Overall
#147  Relational DBMS
Websitephoenix.apache.orgharperdb.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlpingcap.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationphoenix.apache.orgharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewhelp.sap.com/­iqdocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stablewww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationHarperDBSAP, formerly SybasePingCAP, Inc.Transaction Software GmbH
Initial release20142017199420161987
Current release5.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 20193.1, August 202116.1 SPS04, April 20195.4.2, June 2022Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial infofree community edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaNode.jsGo, RustC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesdynamic schemayesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON data typesyesyesyes
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.nonononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like data manipulation statementsyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCJDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.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
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsCustom Functions infosince release 3.1yesnoyes
Triggersnonoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clustershared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexerhorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedSAP/Sybase Replication ServerUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsHadoop integrationnoHadoop integrationyes infowith TiSpark Connectorno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno infocurrently only supported in syntaxyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic execution of specific operationsACIDACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, using LMDByesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesnonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancyAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Apache PhoenixHarperDBSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQTiDBTransbase
Specific characteristicsHarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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TiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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Competitive advantagesBy combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosUse cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersA few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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Shopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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Market metricsOver 94K total HarperDB users : 16,500+ npm downloads 73,600+ on Docker Hub 4,200+...
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25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHarperDB follows a freemium/premium model . A data base is only as powerful as it...
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Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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