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System Properties Comparison HBase vs. InfinityDB vs. PostgreSQL
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|Name||HBase Xexclude from comparison||InfinityDB Xexclude from comparison||PostgreSQL Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Wide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTable||A Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interface||Widely used open source RDBMS Developed as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL|
|Primary database model||Wide column store||Key-value store||Relational DBMS with object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
|Developer||Apache Software Foundation Apache top-level project, originally developed by Powerset||Boiler Bay Inc.||PostgreSQL Global Development Group www.postgresql.org/developer|
|Initial release||2008||2002||1989 1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL|
|Current release||2.3.4, January 2021||4.0||14.3, May 2022|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source Apache version 2||commercial||Open Source BSD|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||Linux|
Windows using Cygwin
|All OS with a Java VM||FreeBSD|
|Data scheme||schema-free, schema definition possible||yes nested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical â€˜tuple spaceâ€™ runtime Schema upgrade||yes|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||options to bring your own types, AVRO||yes all Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arrays||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no||no||yes specific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.|
|Secondary indexes||no||no manual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capability||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||no||no||yes standard with numerous extensions|
|APIs and other access methods||Java API|
RESTful HTTP API
|Access via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface|
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/docs/ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
native C library
streaming API for large objects
|Supported programming languages||C|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||yes Coprocessors in Java||no||user defined functions realized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding||none||partitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Multi-source replication|
|none||Source-replica replication other methods possible by using 3rd party extensions|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||yes||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency||Immediate Consistency READ-COMMITTED or SERIALIZED||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||no manual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capability||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||Single row ACID (across millions of columns)||ACID Optimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loads||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes||no||no|
|User concepts Access control||Access Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC||no||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard|
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|Specific characteristics||Apache HBase is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well suited...|
|Competitive advantages||No single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers...|
|Typical application scenarios||Internet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...|
|Key customers||Apple, Salesforce, Cerner, Allegis Group, Bloomberg, Airtel, Thomson Reuters, Dish,...|
|Market metrics||#1 largest NoSQL database by revenue|
|Licensing and pricing models||Apache license P ricing for commercial distribution provided by Cloudera and available...|
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