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System Properties Comparison Apache Phoenix vs. Rockset vs. STSdb vs. YugabyteDB

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NameApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire and feature compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
Document store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.01
Rank#103  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score0.54
Rank#233  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score0.01
Rank#345  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Score2.68
Rank#112  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Websitephoenix.apache.orgrockset.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4www.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationphoenix.apache.orgdocs.rockset.comdocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperApache Software FoundationRocksetSTS Soft SCYugabyte Inc.
Initial release2014201920112017
Current release5.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 20194.0.8, September 20152.6, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C#C and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows
hostedWindowsLinux
OS X
Data schemeyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesschema-freeyesdepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesdynamic typingyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)yes
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 infoingestion from XML files supportedno
Secondary indexesyesall fields are automatically indexednoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsnoyes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsJDBCHTTP REST.NET Client APIJDBC
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
YSQL - a fully relational SQL API that is wire compatible with the SQL language in PostgreSQL
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnonoyes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic shardingnoneHash and Range Sharding, row-level geo-partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesnoneBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsHadoop integrationnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancyAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consolenoyes
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Apache PhoenixRocksetSTSdbYugabyteDB
Specific characteristicsYugabyteDB is an open source distributed SQL database for cloud native transactional...
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Competitive advantagesPostgreSQL compatible: Get instantly productive with a PostgreSQL compatible RDBMS....
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Typical application scenariosSystems of record and engagement for cloud native applications that require resilience,...
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Market metrics900,000+ lifetime clusters deployed 5.5K+ GitHub stars 4.3K+ YugabyteDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0 license for the database
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