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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. FoundationDB vs. HBase vs. Quasardb

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Wide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableDistributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelSearch engineDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Wide column storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score160.75
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score1.29
Rank#152  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score43.99
Rank#25  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score0.15
Rank#297  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.foundationdb.orghbase.apache.orgquasardb.net
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlapple.github.io/­foundationdbhbase.apache.orgdoc.quasardb.net
DeveloperElasticFoundationDBApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Powersetquasardb
Initial release2010201320082009
Current release7.8.0, June 20206.2.28, November 20202.3.4, January 20213.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2commercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++JavaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-free, schema definition possibleschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typingoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes infointeger and binary
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 indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexednonoyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagesupported in specific SQL layer onlynoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesin SQL-layer onlyyes infoCoprocessors in Javano
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featurenoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornoyeswith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allLinearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integrationyesyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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Specific characteristicsApache HBase is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well suited...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers...
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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersApple, Salesforce, Cerner, Allegis Group, Bloomberg, Airtel, Thomson Reuters, Dish,...
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metrics#1 largest NoSQL database by revenue
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license P ricing for commercial distribution provided by Cloudera and available...
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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