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System Properties Comparison HyperSQL vs. ObjectBox vs. Pinecone

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NameHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparisonPinecone  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMultithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and MobileA managed, cloud-native vector database
Primary database modelRelational DBMSObject oriented DBMSVector DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.49
Rank#87  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score1.20
Rank#170  Overall
#5  Object oriented DBMS
Score3.16
Rank#95  Overall
#2  Vector DBMS
Websitehsqldb.orgobjectbox.iowww.pinecone.io
Technical documentationhsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmldocs.objectbox.iodocs.pinecone.io/­docs/­overview
DeveloperObjectBox LimitedPinecone Systems, Inc
Initial release200120172019
Current release2.7.2, June 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infobased on BSD licenseOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesAndroid
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesString, Number, Boolean
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native APIRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava, SQLno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneonline/offline synchronization between client and server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes
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HyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDBObjectBoxPinecone
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