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DBMS > HBase vs. Memcached vs. Riak KV vs. STSdb vs. TempoIQ

System Properties Comparison HBase vs. Memcached vs. Riak KV vs. STSdb vs. TempoIQ

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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonTempoIQ infoformerly TempoDB  Xexclude from comparison
TempoIQ seems to be decommissioned. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodScalable analytics DBMS for sensor data, provided as a service (SaaS)
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value storeKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score50.15
Rank#22  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score25.34
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score5.24
Rank#59  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score0.08
Rank#296  Overall
#48  Key-value stores
Websitehbase.apache.orgwww.memcached.orgriak.com/­products/­riak-kvstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0www.tempoiq.com
Technical documentationhbase.apache.orggithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikiapp.tempoiq.com/­docs/­html/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalBasho TechnologiesSTS Soft SCTempoIQ
Initial release20082003200920112012
Current release2.2.0, June 20191.6.0, March 20202.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaCErlangC#
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROnonoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)yes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnonorestrictedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonononono
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Proprietary protocolHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
.NET Client APIHTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
C#
Java
C#
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in JavanoJavaScript and Erlangnono
Triggersyesnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksnoyes infoRealtime Alerts
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
none infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityselectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infolinks between data sets can be storednono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)nononono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyesyesyes
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 & ABACyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolnonosimple authentication-based access control

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