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DBMS > Datomic vs. Hypertable vs. NSDb vs. RethinkDB

System Properties Comparison Datomic vs. Hypertable vs. NSDb vs. RethinkDB

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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityAn open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeTime Series DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.86
Rank#124  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#348  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score3.19
Rank#94  Overall
#17  Document stores
Websitewww.datomic.comnsdb.iorethinkdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comnsdb.io/­Architecturerethinkdb.com/­docs
DeveloperCognitectHypertable Inc.The Linux Foundation infosince July 2017
Initial release2012200920172009
Current release0.9.5951, July 20190.9.8.11, March 20162.4.1, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, ClojureC++Java, ScalaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
Linux
macOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometry
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 indexesyesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansall fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIC++ API
Thrift
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Scala
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction Functionsnono
TriggersBy using transaction functionsnoClient-side triggers through changefeeds
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersShardingShardingSharding inforange based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersselectable replication factor on file system levelSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoAtomic single-document operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoMVCC based
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesUsing Apache Luceneyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes inforecommended only for testing and developmentno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoyes infousers and table-level permissions

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