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DBMS > HBase vs. MonetDB vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison HBase vs. MonetDB vs. Postgres-XL

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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableA relational database management system that stores data in columnsBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score38.59
Rank#26  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score2.57
Rank#133  Overall
#66  Relational DBMS
Score0.91
Rank#242  Overall
#113  Relational DBMS
Websitehbase.apache.orgwww.monetdb.orgwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationhbase.apache.orgwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetMonetDB BV
Initial release200820042014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release2.3.4, January 2021Jul2021-SP2, July 202110 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaCC
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
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.noyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in Javayes, in SQL, C, Ruser defined functions
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding via remote tableshorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none infoSource-replica replication available in experimental status
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 integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACIDACID infoMVCC
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 & ABACfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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