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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. HarperDB vs. MongoDB

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsA distributed database focused on speed and ease of use. It has an intuitive REST API, and supports NoSQL and SQL including joins. HarperDB leverages standard interfaces, and users can be up and running in minutes.One of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructure
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Time Series DBMS infoTime Series Collections introduced in Release 5.0
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.77
Rank#200  Overall
#32  Document stores
Score0.52
Rank#238  Overall
#37  Document stores
Score478.24
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comharperdb.iowww.mongodb.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewdocs.mongodb.com/­manual
DeveloperHarperDBMongoDB, Inc
Initial release201620172009
Current release3.1, August 20215.0.8, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)
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Implementation languagePythonNode.jsC++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freedynamic schemaschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoJSON data typesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatial
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like data manipulation statementsRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BI
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
proprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
.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
Actionscript infounofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infounofficial driver
ColdFusion infounofficial driver
D infounofficial driver
Dart infounofficial driver
Delphi infounofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infounofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infounofficial driver
Lua infounofficial driver
MatLab infounofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infounofficial driver
Prolog infounofficial driver
Python
R infounofficial driver
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Smalltalk infounofficial driver
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresCustom Functions infosince release 3.1JavaScript
Triggersnoyes infoin MongoDB Atlas only
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterSharding infoPartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys. Live resharding allows users to change their shard keys as an online operation with zero downtime.
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedMulti-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possible
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of specific operationsMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByes, using LMDByes infooptional, enabled by default
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users and roles
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BigchainDBHarperDBMongoDB
Specific characteristicsHarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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MongoDB’s application data platform provides developers a unified interface to power...
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Competitive advantagesBy combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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The MongoDB platform can be used by developers building transactional, operational,...
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Typical application scenariosUse cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Key customersA few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Market metricsOver 26K total HarperDB users : 12,700+ npm downloads 10,000+ on Docker Hub 3,400+...
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200+ million downloads, over 1.5M Atlas database clusters under management handling...
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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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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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