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System Properties Comparison HarperDB vs. Kinetica vs. PostgreSQL

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NameHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  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.Fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.59
Rank#224  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score0.74
Rank#202  Overall
#97  Relational DBMS
Score606.56
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websiteharperdb.iowww.kinetica.comwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.postgresql.org/­docs
DeveloperHarperDBKineticaPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release201720121989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release3.1, August 20217.1, August 202114.1, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageNode.jsC, C++C
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
LinuxFreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemedynamic schemayesyes
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 infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like data manipulation statementsSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.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
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresCustom Functions infosince release 3.1user defined functionsuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterShardingpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of specific operationsnoACID
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.yesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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HarperDBKineticaPostgreSQL
Specific characteristicsHarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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Native and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesBy combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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Best in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosUse cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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Any application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersA few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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Citibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metrics6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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The largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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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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Always Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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