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NameHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  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 time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.77
Rank#200  Overall
#31  Document stores
Score3.72
Rank#89  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websiteharperdb.iowww.timescale.com
Technical documentationharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperHarperDBTimescale
Initial release20172017
Current release3.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageNode.jsC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemedynamic schemayes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoJSON data typesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like data manipulation statementsyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
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
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresCustom Functions infosince release 3.1user defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusteryes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic execution of specific operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes, using LMDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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HarperDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsHarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesBy combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosUse cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersA few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metrics6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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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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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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