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System Properties Comparison HBase vs. InfinityDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. ScyllaDB

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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column store
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score43.99
Rank#25  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score0.04
Rank#326  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Score5.66
Rank#69  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score3.91
Rank#85  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#6  Wide column stores
Websitehbase.apache.orgboilerbay.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationhbase.apache.orgboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywheredocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetBoiler Bay Inc.SAP infoformerly SybaseScyllaDB
Initial release2008200219922015
Current release2.3.4, January 20214.017, July 2015Scylla Open Source 4.5, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialcommercialOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Cloudera Operational Database: Cloud-native autonomous Apache HBase for unparalleled scale, performance and reliability. Automate and simplify database management with capabilities like auto-scale, auto-heal, and auto-tune.Scylla Cloud: Create real-time applications that run at global scale with Scylla Cloud, the industry’s most powerful NoSQL DBaaS
Implementation languageJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
All OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysyesyes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesnono infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyesyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Access via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
JavaC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in Javanoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes, Lua
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyesyes infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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HBaseInfinityDBSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereScyllaDB
Specific characteristicsApache HBase is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well suited...
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Scylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers...
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Highly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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AdTech ( AdGear , AppMonet , Dstillery , FullContact , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS...
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Key customersApple, Salesforce, Cerner, Allegis Group, Bloomberg, Airtel, Thomson Reuters, Dish,...
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Comcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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Market metrics#1 largest NoSQL database by revenue
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license P ricing for commercial distribution provided by Cloudera and available...
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Scylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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