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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides DB2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things data
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDB
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score54.84
Rank#21  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score26.00
Rank#26  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Websitehbase.apache.orgwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­informix
Technical documentationhbase.apache.orginformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.
Initial release20081984
Current release2.2.0, June 201914.10, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++ and Java
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes
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.no
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in Javayes
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACID
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controls

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