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System Properties Comparison HarperDB vs. HyperSQL vs. InterSystems IRIS

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NameHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  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.Multithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalability
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.52
Rank#238  Overall
#37  Document stores
Score5.35
Rank#76  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Score2.25
Rank#119  Overall
#22  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#59  Relational DBMS
Websiteharperdb.iohsqldb.orgwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iris
Technical documentationharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmldocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.cls
DeveloperHarperDBInterSystems
Initial release201720012018
Current release3.1, August 20212.6.1, October 20212021.1, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infobased on BSD licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageNode.jsJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
All OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemedynamic schemayesdepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoJSON data typesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like data manipulation statementsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
HTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
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
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresCustom Functions infosince release 3.1Java, SQLyes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusternoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definednoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of specific operationsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes, using LMDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes
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HarperDBHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDBInterSystems IRIS
Specific characteristicsHarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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Competitive advantagesBy combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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Typical application scenariosUse cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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Key customersA few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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Market metricsOver 26K total HarperDB users : 12,700+ npm downloads 10,000+ on Docker Hub 3,400+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHarperDB follows a freemium/premium model . A data base is only as powerful as it...
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