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NameHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonLevelDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  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 HadoopEmbeddable fast key-value storage library that provides an ordered mapping from string keys to string valuesA high performance open source SQL database for time series dataHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire and feature compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.06
Rank#101  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score1.19
Rank#161  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score2.68
Rank#112  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­google/­leveldbquestdb.iowww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­google/­leveldb/­blob/­master/­doc/­index.mdquestdb.io/­docs/­introductiondocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperHypertable Inc.GoogleQuestDB LimitedYugabyte Inc.
Initial release2009201120142017
Current release0.9.8.11, March 20161.23, February 20212.6, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availableOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++C++JavaC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
Illumos
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocoldepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyesyes
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 indexesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query languageyes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Thrift
HTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
JDBC
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
YSQL - a fully relational SQL API that is wire compatible with the SQL language in PostgreSQL
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Go
Java info3rd party binding
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Python info3rd party binding
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoyes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)Hash and Range Sharding, row-level geo-partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor on file system levelnoneConfigurable consistency for N replicasBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID for single-table writesDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infowith automatic compression on writesyesyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infothrough memory mapped filesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonoyes
More information provided by the system vendor
HypertableLevelDBQuestDBYugabyteDB
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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YugabyteDB is an open source distributed SQL database for cloud native transactional...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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PostgreSQL compatible: Get instantly productive with a PostgreSQL compatible RDBMS....
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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Systems of record and engagement for cloud native applications that require resilience,...
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Market metrics900,000+ lifetime clusters deployed 5.5K+ GitHub stars 4.3K+ YugabyteDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0.
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