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System Properties Comparison Hypertable vs. Postgres-XL vs. YugabyteDB
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|Name||Hypertable Xexclude from comparison||Postgres-XL Xexclude from comparison||YugabyteDB Xexclude from comparison|
|Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.|
|Description||An open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as Hadoop||Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features||High-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire and feature compatible with PostgreSQL.|
|Primary database model||Wide column store||Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
Wide column store
|Developer||Hypertable Inc.||Yugabyte Inc.|
|Initial release||2009||2014 since 2012, originally named StormDB||2017|
|Current release||0.9.8.11, March 2016||10 R1, October 2018||2.18, May 2023|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source GNU version 3. Commercial license available||Open Source Mozilla public license||Open Source Apache 2.0|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Implementation language||C++||C||C and C++|
|Server operating systems||Linux|
Windows an inofficial Windows port is available
|Data scheme||schema-free||yes||depending on used data model|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||no||yes||yes|
|yes XML type, but no XML query functionality||no|
|Secondary indexes||restricted only exact value or prefix value scans||yes||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||no||yes distributed, parallel query execution||yes, PostgreSQL compatible|
|APIs and other access methods||C++ API|
native C library
streaming API for large objects
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 languages||C++|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||no||user defined functions||yes sql, plpgsql, C|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding||horizontal partitioning||Hash and Range Sharding, row-level geo-partitioning|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||selectable replication factor on file system level||Based on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||yes||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency||Strong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||yes||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no||ACID MVCC||Distributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes based on RocksDB|
|User concepts Access control||no||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||yes|
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|Specific characteristics||YugabyteDB is an open source distributed SQL database for cloud native transactional...|
|Competitive advantages||PostgreSQL compatible: Get instantly productive with a PostgreSQL compatible RDBMS....|
|Typical application scenarios||Systems of record and engagement for cloud native applications that require resilience,...|
|Market metrics||2 Million+ lifetime clusters deployed, 6.5K+ GitHub stars, 7K YugabyteDB Community...|
|Licensing and pricing models||Apache 2.0 license for the database|
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