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System Properties Comparison HarperDB vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Snowflake

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NameHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  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.A containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.59
Rank#224  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score1.80
Rank#128  Overall
#21  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#63  Relational DBMS
Score76.82
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Websiteharperdb.iowww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iriswww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperHarperDBInterSystemsSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201720182014
Current release3.1, August 20212021.1, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageNode.js
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
hosted
Data schemedynamic schemadepending on used data modelyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like data manipulation statementsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
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
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresCustom Functions infosince release 3.1yesuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedSource-replica replicationyes
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesyesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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HarperDBInterSystems IRISSnowflake
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 metrics6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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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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