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System Properties Comparison Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Graphite vs. HarperDB vs. OpenTSDB vs. TiDB

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NameGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGoogle's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.Data logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperA 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.Scalable Time Series DBMS based on HBaseTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score3.63
Rank#91  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Score5.70
Rank#67  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score0.66
Rank#212  Overall
#31  Document stores
Score2.00
Rank#119  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Score3.20
Rank#97  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­bigtablegithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webharperdb.ioopentsdb.netpingcap.com
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsgraphite.readthedocs.ioharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.htmldocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stable
DeveloperGoogleChris DavisHarperDBcurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributorsPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release20152006201720112016
Current release3.1, August 20215.0.1, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoLGPLOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languagePythonNode.jsJavaGo, Rust
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
Linux
OS X
Linux
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesdynamic schemaschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoNumeric data onlyyes infoJSON data typesnumeric data for metrics, strings for tagsyes
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.nonononono
Secondary indexesnonoyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like data manipulation statementsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
HTTP API
Sockets
JDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
HTTP API
Telnet API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.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
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoCustom Functions infosince release 3.1nono
Triggersnonononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterSharding infobased on HBasehorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesnoneyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedselectable replication factor infobased on HBaseUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnononoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)noneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infobased on HBaseImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononono infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsnoAtomic execution of specific operationsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infolockingyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, using LMDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)noAccess rights for users and rolesnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
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Specific characteristicsHarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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TiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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Competitive advantagesBy combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosUse cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersA few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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Shopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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Market metrics6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHarperDB follows a freemium/premium model . A database is only as powerful as it...
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Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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