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System Properties Comparison HarperDB vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. MongoDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonHawkular Metrics  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed database focused on speed and ease of use. It has an intuitive REST API, and supports NoSQL and SQL including joins. HarperDB leverages standard interfaces, and users can be up and running in minutes.Hawkular metrics is the metric storage of the Red Hat sponsored Hawkular monitoring system. It is based on Cassandra.One of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructureA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Time Series DBMS infoTime Series Collections introduced in Release 5.0
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.77
Rank#198  Overall
#31  Document stores
Score0.04
Rank#332  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Score493.55
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score3.96
Rank#84  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websiteharperdb.iowww.hawkular.orgwww.mongodb.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewwww.hawkular.org/­hawkular-metrics/­docs/­user-guidedocs.mongodb.com/­manualdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperHarperDBCommunity supported by Red HatMongoDB, IncTimescale
Initial release2017201420092017
Current release3.1, August 20215.0, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)no
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Implementation languageNode.jsJavaC++C
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemedynamic schemaschema-freeschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoJSON data typesyesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialnumerics, 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 indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like data manipulation statementsnoRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BIyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
HTTP RESTproprietary protocol using JSONADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
ColdFusion
D
Dart
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
MatLab
Objective C
Perl
PHP
PowerShell
Prolog
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
Go
Java
Python
Ruby
Actionscript infounofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infounofficial driver
ColdFusion infounofficial driver
D infounofficial driver
Dart infounofficial driver
Delphi infounofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infounofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infounofficial driver
Lua infounofficial driver
MatLab infounofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infounofficial driver
Prolog infounofficial driver
Python
R infounofficial driver
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Smalltalk infounofficial driver
Swift
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresCustom Functions infosince release 3.1noJavaScriptuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyes infovia Hawkular Alertingyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlyyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterSharding infobased on CassandraSharding infoPartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys. Live resharding allows users to change their shard keys as an online operation with zero downtime.yes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraMulti-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of specific operationsnoMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes, using LMDByesyes infooptional, enabled by defaultyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesnoAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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HarperDBHawkular MetricsMongoDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsHarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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MongoDB’s application data platform provides developers a unified interface to power...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesBy combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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The MongoDB platform can be used by developers building transactional, operational,...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosUse cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersA few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metrics6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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175 million downloads, over 1.5M Atlas database clusters under management handling...
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With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHarperDB follows a freemium/premium model . A database is only as powerful as it...
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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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