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System Properties Comparison HBase vs. Oracle Rdb vs. TimescaleDB

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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Rdb  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score30.50
Rank#26  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score1.08
Rank#184  Overall
#85  Relational DBMS
Score4.64
Rank#71  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Websitehbase.apache.orgwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­rdb.htmlwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationhbase.apache.org/­book.htmlwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­rdb-doc.htmldocs.timescale.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetOracle, originally developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)Timescale
Initial release200819842017
Current release2.3.4, January 20217.4.1.1, 20212.15.0, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
HP Open VMSLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in Javauser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate 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)yes, on a single nodeACID
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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