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System Properties Comparison HBase vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J vs. Vertica

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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  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 simplicityRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.Columnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performance
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSRDF storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score49.11
Rank#22  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score0.06
Rank#317  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Score0.50
Rank#220  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score21.58
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Websitehbase.apache.orgwww.irondb.iordf4j.orgwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationhbase.apache.orgwww.irondb.io/­docsrdf4j.org/­documentationwww.vertica.com/­docs/­10.0.x/­HTML/­Content/­Home.htm
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetCirconus LLC.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Vertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release2008201720042005
Current release2.2.0, June 2019V0.10.20, January 2018Vertica 10.0 Software, May 2020
Vertica for SQL on Hadoop 10.0 Software, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.commercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono infoAvailable on all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
LinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemasyes infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesyes
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
Secondary indexesnonoyesno infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)noyes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggers
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
HTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
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
Java
PHP
Python
C++
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in Javayes, in Luayesyes
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenoneSharding infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash Segmentation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
configurable replication factor, datacenter awarenoneMulti-source replication infoCluster level and Object level replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonoyes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoop
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)noACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
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 & ABACnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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HBaseIRONdbRDF4J infoformerly known as SesameVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsIRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Columnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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Competitive advantagesUnmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Performance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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Typical application scenariosReal Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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Communication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Abiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Licensing and pricing modelsIRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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Cost-based models and subscription-based models are available
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