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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. HarperDB vs. ScyllaDB

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.HarperDB takes the "stack" out of "tech stack" by combining an ultra-fast document-style data store, in-memory cache, real-time message broker, and your application components into a single distributed technology.Cassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column store
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Document storeWide column store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.42
Rank#85  Overall
#14  Document stores
#5  Graph DBMS
#10  Key-value stores
#10  Search engines
Score0.56
Rank#242  Overall
#38  Document stores
Score3.84
Rank#75  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Websitearangodb.comwww.harperdb.iowww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationdocs.arangodb.comdocs.harperdb.io/­docsdocs.scylladb.com
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterYouTubeFacebookInstagram
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.HarperDBScyllaDB
Initial release201220172015
Current release3.11.5, November 20233.1, August 2021ScyllaDB Open Source 5.4.1, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availablecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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ArangoDB Cloud –The Managed Cloud Service of ArangoDB. Provides fully managed, and monitored cluster deployments of any size, with enterprise-grade security. Get started for free and continue for as little as $0,21/hour.Scylla Cloud: Create real-time applications that run at global scale with Scylla Cloud, the industry’s most powerful NoSQL DBaaS
Implementation languageC++Node.jsC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Linux
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectiondynamic schemaschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyes infoJSON data typesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like data manipulation statementsSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
JDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
.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
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptCustom Functions infosince release 3.1yes, Lua
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0A table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with configurable replication factoryes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic execution of specific operationsno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, using LMDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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ArangoDBHarperDBScyllaDB
Specific characteristicsGraph and Beyond. With more than 11,000 stargazers on GitHub, ArangoDB is the leading...
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ScyllaDB is engineered to deliver predictable performance at scale. It’s adopted...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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Highly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosNative multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across...
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ScyllaDB is ideal for applications that require high throughput and low latency at...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Discord, Epic Games, Expedia, Zillow, Comcast, Disney+ Hotstar, Samsung, ShareChat,...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 11,000 stargazers on...
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ScyllaDB typically offers ~75% total cost of ownership savings, with ~5X higher throughput...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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ScyllaDB Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) ScyllaDB Enterprise - subscription-based...
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