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Developer(s)Zvents Inc.
Stable release / March 14, 2016 (2016-03-14)
Preview release / December 22, 2015 (2015-12-22)
Written inC++
Operating systemLinux, Mac OS X
Typeassociative array datastore / wide column store
LicenseGNU General Public License 2.0

Hypertable was an open-source software project to implement a database management system inspired by publications on the design of Google's Bigtable.

Hypertable runs on top of a distributed file system such as the Apache HDFS, GlusterFS or the CloudStore Kosmos File System (KFS). It is written almost entirely in C++ as the developers believed it had significant performance advantages over Java.[1]

Hypertable software was originally developed at the company Zvents before 2008.[2][3] Doug Judd was a promoter of Hypertable.[4] In January 2009, Baidu, the Chinese language search engine, became a project sponsor.[5] A version was described in a blog in February, 2009.[6] Development ended in March, 2016.[7]

Further reading[edit]

  • Boon Thau Loo and Stefan Saroui (2010), "5th international workshop on networking meets databases (NetDB 2009)", ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review, 43 (4): 17, doi:10.1145/1713254.1713259CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  • Miceli, Chris; Miceli, Michael; Jha, Shantenu; Kaiser, Hartmut; Merzky, Andre (2009), "Programming Abstractions for Data Intensive Computing on Clouds and Grids", 2009 9th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid, p. 478, CiteSeerX, doi:10.1109/CCGRID.2009.87, ISBN 978-1-4244-3935-5


  1. ^ "Why We Chose CPP over Java". Google Code Archive. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  2. ^ Matthew Aslett (February 19, 2008). "Introducing Hypertable – a new open source database project". The 451 Group. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  3. ^ Don Marti (February 6, 2008). "Zvents releases open-source cluster database". Linux World. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  4. ^ Doug Judd (August 7, 2008). "Scale Out with Hypertable". Linux Magazine. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  5. ^ Yang Dong (April 10, 2012). "Hypertable Goes Realtime at Baidu". (Mostly in Chinese)
    "Slides in English" (PDF). April 10, 2012. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  6. ^ "Taking Hypertable Out For A Spin". Googlestack. February 3, 2009. Archived from the original on March 5, 2012. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  7. ^ Doug Judd (March 14, 2016). "Hypertable, Inc. is closing its doors". Retrieved September 21, 2016.

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