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System Properties Comparison HBase vs. QuestDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. STSdb

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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score43.19
Rank#26  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score1.19
Rank#161  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score5.61
Rank#72  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#345  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
Websitehbase.apache.orgquestdb.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationhbase.apache.orgquestdb.io/­docs/­introductionhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetQuestDB LimitedSAP infoformerly SybaseSTS Soft SC
Initial release2008201419922011
Current release2.3.4, January 202117, July 20154.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Cloudera Operational Database: Cloud-native autonomous Apache HBase for unparalleled scale, performance and reliability. Automate and simplify database management with capabilities like auto-scale, auto-heal, and auto-tune.
Implementation languageJavaJavaC#
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Linux
macOS
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocolyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROyesyesyes 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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnonoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyesno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in Javanoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlno
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)nonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Configurable consistency for N replicasSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroringnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACID for single-table writesACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infothrough memory mapped filesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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HBaseQuestDBSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereSTSdb
Specific characteristicsApache HBase is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well suited...
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Relational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers...
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Real-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Application metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Key customersApple, Salesforce, Cerner, Allegis Group, Bloomberg, Airtel, Thomson Reuters, Dish,...
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Market metrics#1 largest NoSQL database by revenue
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license P ricing for commercial distribution provided by Cloudera and available...
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