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System Properties Comparison Hypertable vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. QuestDB vs. YugabyteDB

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NameHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  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 HadoopGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceA 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 storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score40.22
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score1.19
Rank#161  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score2.68
Rank#112  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbquestdb.iowww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbquestdb.io/­docs/­introductiondocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperHypertable Inc.MicrosoftQuestDB LimitedYugabyte Inc.
Initial release2009201420142017
Current release0.9.8.11, March 20162.6, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
hostedLinux
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 datenoyes infoJSON typesyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query languageyes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Thrift
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
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
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
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 proceduresnoJavaScriptnoyes infosql, plpgsql, C
TriggersnoJavaScriptnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicehorizontal 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 levelyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceConfigurable consistency for N replicasBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyeswith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Immediate 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 datanoMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionACID 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 persistentyesyesyesyes 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 controlnoAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelyes
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HypertableMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBQuestDBYugabyteDB
Specific characteristicsRelational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantagesReal-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosApplication metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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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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Apache 2.0 license for the database
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