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DBMS > HBase vs. Spark SQL vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison HBase vs. Spark SQL vs. STSdb

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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
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Score42.07
Rank#26  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score23.12
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#359  Overall
#56  Key-value stores
Websitehbase.apache.orgspark.apache.org/­sqlgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationhbase.apache.orgspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetApache Software FoundationSTS Soft SC
Initial release200820142011
Current release2.3.4, January 20213.2.0, October 20214.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScalaC#
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROyesyes 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.nono
Secondary indexesnonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
Java
Python
R
Scala
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in Javanono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes, utilizing Spark Corenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
nonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)nono
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 & ABACnono
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Specific characteristicsApache HBase is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well suited...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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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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