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System Properties Comparison SAP HANA vs. VoltDB vs. YugabyteDB

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NameSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud serviceDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memoryHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire and feature compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score45.22
Rank#23  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Score1.61
Rank#164  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Score3.37
Rank#104  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmlwww.voltdb.comwww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationhelp.sap.com/­hanadocs.voltdb.comdocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperSAPVoltDB Inc.Yugabyte Inc.
Initial release201020102017
Current release2.0 SPS07 (April 4, 2023), April 202311.3, April 20222.19, September 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro EditionsOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno infoalso available as a cloud based servicenono
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Implementation languageJava, C++C and C++
Server operating systemsAppliance or cloud-serviceLinux
OS X infofor development
Linux
OS X
Data schemeyesyesdepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99yes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
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#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresSQLScript, RJavayes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesShardingHash and Range Sharding, row-level geo-partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Based on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supportedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored proceduresDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoData access is serialized by the serveryes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoSnapshots and command loggingyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesUsers and roles with access to stored proceduresyes
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Specific characteristicsYugabyteDB is an open source distributed SQL database for cloud native transactional...
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Competitive advantagesPostgreSQL compatible: Get instantly productive with a PostgreSQL compatible RDBMS....
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Typical application scenariosSystems of record and engagement for cloud native applications that require resilience,...
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Market metrics2 Million+ lifetime clusters deployed, 6.5K+ GitHub stars, 7K YugabyteDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0 license for the database
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