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NameHBase  Xexclude from comparisonTitan  Xexclude from comparison
Titan has been decommisioned after the takeover by Datastax. It will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking. A fork has been open-sourced as JanusGraph.
DescriptionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableTitan is a Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters.
Primary database modelWide column storeGraph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score40.04
Rank#26  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Websitehbase.apache.orgtitan.thinkaurelius.com
Technical documentationhbase.apache.orggithub.com/­thinkaurelius/­titan/­wiki
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetAurelius, owned by DataStax
Initial release20082012
Current release2.3.4, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache license, version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-free, schema definition possibleyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes
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.no
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Java API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
Clojure
Java
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in Javayes
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes infovia pluggable storage backends
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engine
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graph
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcast
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Server

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