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DBMS > HarperDB vs. Riak TS vs. ScyllaDB vs. SWC-DB

System Properties Comparison HarperDB vs. Riak TS vs. ScyllaDB vs. SWC-DB

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NameHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  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.Riak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KVCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column storeA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Wide column store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.59
Rank#224  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score0.25
Rank#277  Overall
#23  Time Series DBMS
Score3.91
Rank#85  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#6  Wide column stores
Score0.09
Rank#309  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websiteharperdb.ioriak.com/­products/­riak-tswww.scylladb.comgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewdocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperHarperDBBasho TechnologiesScyllaDBAlex Kashirin
Initial release2017201520152020
Current release3.1, August 2021Scylla Open Source 4.5, October 20210.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen SourceOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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HarperDB Cloud: Get To Market Faster, For Less Money Using Our Built-in API.Scylla Cloud: Create real-time applications that run at global scale with Scylla Cloud, the industry’s most powerful NoSQL DBaaS
Implementation languageNode.jsErlangC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
LinuxLinux
Data schemedynamic schemaschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoJSON data typesnoyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesrestrictedyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like data manipulation statementsnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
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 infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresCustom Functions infosince release 3.1JavaScript and Erlangyes, Luano
Triggersnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedselectable replication factorselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infolinks between datasets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of specific operationsnono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes, using LMDByesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoin-memory tablesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesnoAccess rights for users can be defined per object
More information provided by the system vendor
HarperDBRiak TSScyllaDBSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database
Specific characteristicsHarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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Scylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantagesBy combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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Highly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosUse cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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AdTech ( AdGear , AppMonet , Dstillery , FullContact , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS...
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Key customersA few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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Comcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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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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Scylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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Conferences and events

Scylla Summit 2022
Virtual Conference, 9-10 February 2022

Finished events

Critical Attributes for a High-Performance, Low-Latency Database
Webinar, Video Available, 28 October 2021 (finished)

Demystifying the Distributed Database Landscape
Webinar, Video Available, 2 December 2021 (finished)

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