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System Properties Comparison Hypertable vs. IBM Cloudant vs. searchxml vs. TimescaleDB

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NameHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionAn open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application serverA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument storeNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.55
Rank#96  Overall
#18  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#357  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#23  Search engines
Score4.79
Rank#81  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.searchxml.net/­category/­productswww.timescale.com
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handoutsdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperHypertable Inc.IBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014informationpartners gmbhTimescale
Initial release2009201020152017
Current release0.9.8.11, March 20161.02.6.0, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageC++ErlangC++C
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
hostedWindowsLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyesnumerics, 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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Thrift
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIRESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIs.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes infoon the application serveruser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor on file system levelMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infosychronisation to multiple collectionsSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoatomic operations within a document possiblemultiple readers, single writerACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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HypertableIBM CloudantsearchxmlTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsTimescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesTimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosTime-series Analytics TimescaleDB boosts the performance of PostgreSQL for time-series...
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Key customersTransferWise, Maersk, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco, Nutanix, Warner...
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Market metricsWith over 12,700 GitHub stars and growing, 1,000,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTimescaleDB is available as a self-hosted product under two licenses, the Timescale...
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