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System Properties Comparison HBase vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. Splunk

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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableMicrosofts flagship relational DBMSAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score38.41
Rank#26  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score929.09
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score87.08
Rank#14  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitehbase.apache.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationhbase.apache.orgdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetMicrosoftSplunk Inc.
Initial release200819892003
Current release2.3.4, January 2021SQL Server 2022, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROyesyes
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in JavaTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javayes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles

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