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Developer(s) Zvents Inc.
Stable release / April 3, 2013 (2013-04-03)
Development status Active
Written in C++
Operating system Linux, Mac OS X
Type associative array datastore / wide column store
License GNU General Public License 2.0
Website www.hypertable.com

Hypertable is an open source database system inspired by publications on the design of Google's BigTable. The project is based on experience of engineers who were solving large-scale data-intensive tasks for many years.

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


Hypertable has been developed as an in-house software at Zvents Inc. In January 2009, Baidu, the leading Chinese language search engine, became a project sponsor.


  1. ^ WhyWeChoseCppOverJava

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