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System Properties Comparison HBase vs. Heroic

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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearch
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score31.25
Rank#26  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score0.57
Rank#250  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Websitehbase.apache.orggithub.com/­spotify/­heroic
Technical documentationhbase.apache.org/­book.htmlspotify.github.io/­heroic
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetSpotify
Initial release20082014
Current release2.3.4, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes
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 indexesnoyes infovia Elasticsearch
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in Javano
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)no
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC

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