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System Properties Comparison HBase vs. MongoDB vs. Splunk

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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructureAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Time Series DBMS infoTime Series Collections introduced in Release 5.0
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score37.24
Rank#26  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score425.36
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score89.45
Rank#14  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitehbase.apache.orgwww.mongodb.comwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationhbase.apache.orgdocs.mongodb.com/­manualdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetMongoDB, IncSplunk Inc.
Initial release200820092003
Current release2.3.4, January 20216.0.5, March 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.commercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)no
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Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialyes
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
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BIno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
proprietary protocol using JSONHTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
Actionscript infounofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infounofficial driver
ColdFusion infounofficial driver
D infounofficial driver
Dart infounofficial driver
Delphi infounofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infounofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infounofficial driver
Lua infounofficial driver
MatLab infounofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infounofficial driver
Prolog infounofficial driver
Python
R infounofficial driver
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Smalltalk infounofficial driver
Swift
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in JavaJavaScriptyes
Triggersyesyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlyyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoPartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys. Live resharding allows users to change their shard keys as an online operation with zero downtime.Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)Multi-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationno 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 persistentyesyes infooptional, enabled by defaultyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users and roles
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HBaseMongoDBSplunk
Specific characteristicsMongoDB provides an integrated suite of cloud database and data services to accelerate...
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Competitive advantagesBuilt around the flexible document data model and unified API, MongoDB is a developer...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, GE Healthcare, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile...
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Key customersADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Market metrics365+ million downloads, over 150,000+ Atlas clusters provisioned every month handling...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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