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NameHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA 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.Wide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTable
Primary database modelDocument storeWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.64
Rank#213  Overall
#32  Document stores
Score43.24
Rank#23  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Websiteharperdb.iohbase.apache.org
Technical documentationharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewhbase.apache.org
DeveloperHarperDBApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Powerset
Initial release20172008
Current release2.3.1, January 20212.3.4, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageNode.jsJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Data schemedynamic schemaschema-free, schema definition possible
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoJSON data typesoptions to bring your own types, AVRO
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like data manipulation statementsno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Supported programming languages.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#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoCoprocessors in Java
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of specific operationsSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes, using LMDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC
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Specific characteristicsHarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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Apache HBase is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well suited...
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Competitive advantagesBy combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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No single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers...
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Typical application scenariosUse cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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Internet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersA few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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Apple, Salesforce, Cerner, Allegis Group, Bloomberg, Airtel, Thomson Reuters, Dish,...
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Market metrics6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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#1 largest NoSQL database by revenue
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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 license P ricing for commercial distribution provided by Cloudera and available...
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