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System Properties Comparison HarperDB vs. Ignite vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. TerminusDB

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NameHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionUltra-low latency distributed database with an intuitive REST API supporting NoSQL and SQL (including joins). Deployment of functions and databases simultaneously with a consolidated node-level architecture.Apache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.Microsofts flagship relational DBMSScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Document store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#254  Overall
#38  Document stores
Score5.94
Rank#72  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
#39  Relational DBMS
Score924.35
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score0.38
Rank#284  Overall
#25  Graph DBMS
Websiteharperdb.ioignite.apache.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverterminusdb.com
Technical documentationharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewapacheignite.readme.io/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperHarperDBApache Software FoundationMicrosoftDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release2017201519892018
Current release3.1, August 2021Apache Ignite 2.6SQL Server 2019, November 201910.1.4, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageNode.jsC++, Java, .NetC++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux
Data schemedynamic schemayesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoJSON data typesyesyesyes
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.noyesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like data manipulation statementsANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyesSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
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
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresCustom Functions infosince release 3.1yes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)Transact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javayes
Triggersnoyes (cache interceptors and events)yesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterShardingtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedyes (replicated cache)yes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of specific operationsACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes, using LMDByesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
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 rolesSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access control
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HarperDBIgniteMicrosoft SQL ServerTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
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 94K total HarperDB users : 16,500+ npm downloads 73,600+ on Docker Hub 4,200+...
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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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