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System Properties Comparison HBase vs. IRONdb vs. MemSQL

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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonMemSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score48.35
Rank#22  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score0.09
Rank#315  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Score6.01
Rank#62  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Websitehbase.apache.orgwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasewww.memsql.com
Technical documentationhbase.apache.orgdocs.circonus.com/­irondbdocs.memsql.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetCirconus LLC.MemSQL Inc.
Initial release200820172013
Current release2.2.0, June 2019V0.10.20, January 20187.1.7, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialcommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
LinuxLinux info64 bit version required
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)yes, but no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in Javayes, in Luayes
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
configurable replication factor, datacenter awareSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)noACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITED
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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HBaseIRONdbMemSQL
Specific characteristicsApache HBase is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well suited...
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IRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers...
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Unmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Real Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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Key customersApple, Salesforce, Cerner, Allegis Group, Bloomberg, Airtel, Thomson Reuters, Dish,...
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IRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Market metrics#1 largest NoSQL database by revenue
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Only TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license P ricing for commercial distribution provided by Cloudera and available...
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IRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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