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System Properties Comparison HBase vs. Kdb+ vs. QuestDB vs. Spark SQL vs. STSdb

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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableHigh performance Time Series DBMSA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score43.99
Rank#25  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score8.77
Rank#53  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score1.14
Rank#163  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score22.94
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#321  Overall
#49  Key-value stores
Websitehbase.apache.orgkx.comquestdb.iospark.apache.org/­sqlgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationhbase.apache.orgcode.kx.comquestdb.io/­docs/­introductionspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcQuestDB LimitedApache Software FoundationSTS Soft SC
Initial release20082000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 2003201420142011
Current release2.3.4, January 20213.6, May 20183.2.0, October 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaqJavaScalaC#
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleyesyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROyesyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesnoyes infotable attribute 'grouped'nonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (q)SQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
HTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Java
Python
R
Scala
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in Javauser defined functionsnonono
Triggersyesyes infowith viewsnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioninghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)yes, utilizing Spark Corenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationConfigurable consistency for N replicasnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)noACID for single-table writesnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infothrough memory mapped filesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACrights management via user accountsnono
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HBaseKdb+QuestDBSpark SQLSTSdb
Specific characteristicsApache HBase is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well suited...
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Integrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Relational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers...
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provides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Real-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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tick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Application metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Key customersApple, Salesforce, Cerner, Allegis Group, Bloomberg, Airtel, Thomson Reuters, Dish,...
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Goldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metrics#1 largest NoSQL database by revenue
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kdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license P ricing for commercial distribution provided by Cloudera and available...
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Apache 2.0.
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