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System Properties Comparison H2GIS vs. HarperDB vs. PostgreSQL vs. YugabyteDB

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NameH2GIS  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of H2A 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.Widely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire and feature compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Wide column store
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Score0.04
Rank#324  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score0.59
Rank#224  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score606.56
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score1.95
Rank#121  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.h2gis.orgharperdb.iowww.postgresql.orgwww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationwww.h2gis.org/­docs/­homeharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewwww.postgresql.org/­docsdocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperCNRSHarperDBPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerYugabyte Inc.
Initial release201320171989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL2017
Current release3.1, August 202114.1, November 20212.6, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoLGPL 3.0commercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaNode.jsCC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeyesdynamic schemayesdepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes 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.no
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like data manipulation statementsyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
YSQL - a fully relational SQL API that is wire compatible with the SQL language in PostgreSQL
Supported programming languagesJava.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
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infobased on H2Custom Functions infosince release 3.1user defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashHash and Range Sharding, row-level geo-partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on H2yes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic execution of specific operationsACIDDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, using LMDByesyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on H2Access rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes
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H2GISHarperDBPostgreSQLYugabyteDB
Specific characteristicsHarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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YugabyteDB is an open source distributed SQL database for cloud native transactional...
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Competitive advantagesBy combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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PostgreSQL compatible: Get instantly productive with a PostgreSQL compatible RDBMS....
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Typical application scenariosUse cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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Systems of record and engagement for cloud native applications that require resilience,...
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Key customersA few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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Market metrics6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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900,000+ lifetime clusters deployed 5.5K+ GitHub stars 4.3K+ YugabyteDB 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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Apache 2.0 license for the database
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