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DBMS > HBase vs. Riak KV vs. STSdb vs. TerminusDB vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison HBase vs. Riak KV vs. STSdb vs. TerminusDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationshipsA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesKey-value storeGraph DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
Relational DBMS
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Score50.15
Rank#22  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score5.24
Rank#59  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score0.08
Rank#296  Overall
#48  Key-value stores
Score0.02
Rank#330  Overall
#33  Graph DBMS
Score1.87
Rank#115  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitehbase.apache.orgriak.com/­products/­riak-kvstssoft.com/­products/­stsdb-4-0terminusdb.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationhbase.apache.orgterminusdb.com/­docsdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetBasho TechnologiesSTS Soft SCDataChemist Ltd.Timescale
Initial release20082009201120182017
Current release2.2.0, June 20192.1.0, April 20151.0, 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL V3Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaErlangC#Prolog, RustC
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Linux
OS X
WindowsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROnoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)yesnumerics, 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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesnorestrictednoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoSQL-like query language (WOQL)yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
.NET Client APIOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
C#
Java
JavaScript
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in JavaJavaScript and Erlangnoyesuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"noneGraph Partitioningyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
selectable replication factornoneJournaling StreamsMaster-slave replication with hot standby and reads on slaves info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infolinks between data sets can be storednoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)nonoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory journalingyes
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 & ABACnonoRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
HBaseRiak KVSTSdbTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemistTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsTimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that combines the reliability,...
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Competitive advantagesTimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosIoT, Industrial Machine, and Sensor Data Various industrial IoT use cases across...
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Key customersAltair Engineering Inc., Bloomberg, Comcast, Cray, Cree, DNSFilter, Laika, LaunchDarkly,...
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Market metrics1.8 million+ downloads, 7,500+ Github stars
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2 and Timescale License (TSL); Product matrix here ; information on pricing...
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