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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. GeoMesa vs. HyperSQL

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.Multithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDB
Primary database modelDocument storeSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.77
Rank#200  Overall
#32  Document stores
Score0.78
Rank#199  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score5.35
Rank#76  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.geomesa.orghsqldb.org
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.html
DeveloperCCRi and others
Initial release201620142001
Current release3.2.0, April 20212.6.1, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infobased on BSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePythonScalaJava
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modes
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava, SQL
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingdepending on storage layernone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factordepending on storage layernone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemdepending on storage layerImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.depending on storage layeryes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storagefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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