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System Properties Comparison HBase vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Riak KV vs. STSdb

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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelWide column storeWide column storeKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesKey-value store
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Score53.34
Rank#21  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score5.01
Rank#65  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score5.39
Rank#59  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score0.08
Rank#288  Overall
#47  Key-value stores
Websitehbase.apache.orgazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tablesbasho.com/­products/­riak-kvstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationhbase.apache.org
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetMicrosoftBasho TechnologiesSTS Soft SC
Initial release2008201220092011
Current release2.2.0, June 20192.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaErlangC#
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
hostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROyesnoyes 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.nonono
Secondary indexesnonorestrictedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononono
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
RESTful HTTP APIHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in JavanoJavaScript and Erlangno
Triggersyesnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infono "single point of failure"none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.selectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infolinks between data sets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)optimistic lockingnono
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesnono

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