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

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 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

  • 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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