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System Properties Comparison Graphite vs. HarperDB vs. MonetDB vs. PostgreSQL

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NameGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionData 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.A relational database management system that stores data in columnsWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
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Score5.09
Rank#71  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score0.77
Rank#200  Overall
#31  Document stores
Score1.96
Rank#120  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Score577.50
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webharperdb.iowww.monetdb.orgwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationgraphite.readthedocs.ioharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationwww.postgresql.org/­docs
DeveloperChris DavisHarperDBMonetDB BVPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release2006201720041989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release3.1, August 2021Oct2020-SP2, January 202113.4, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languagePythonNode.jsCC
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Linux
OS X
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesdynamic schemayesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data onlyyes infoJSON data typesyesyes
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.nonoyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like data manipulation statementsyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Sockets
JDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (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
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoCustom Functions infosince release 3.1yes, in SQL, C, Ruser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterSharding via remote tablespartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definednone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoAtomic execution of specific operationsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infolockingyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, using LMDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristicsHarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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Column-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantagesBy combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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Scalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosUse cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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Analytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersA few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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Numascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Market metrics6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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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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Free and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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