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

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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  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 datasetsKey-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
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score52.95
Rank#20  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score4.86
Rank#65  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score0.09
Rank#286  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Websitehbase.apache.orgazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tablesstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0
Technical documentationhbase.apache.org
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetMicrosoftSTS Soft SC
Initial release200820122011
Current release2.2.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC#
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
hostedWindows
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROyesyes 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.nono
Secondary indexesnonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
RESTful HTTP API.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in Javanono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenone
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.none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)optimistic lockingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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 signaturesno

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