Why Choose Hypertable?
Hypertable was designed for the express purpose of solving the scalability problem, a problem that is not handled well by a traditional RDBMS. While it is possible to design a distributed RDBMS system by breaking the dataset into shards, this solution requires an enormous amount of engineering effort and the resulting system will have inherent weaknesses because the core database engine was not designed for scalability. Hypertable is based on a design developed by Google to meet their scalability requirements and solves the scale problem better than any of the other NoSQL solutions out there.
The other benefit of Hypertable's highly efficient design and implementation is that it delivers all the advantages you get from better performance. For live applications, Hypertable can help deliver a much more responsive user experience by reducing overall request latency. For offline applications, higher throughput is achieved which means more work can be accomplished in a given amount of time.
Hypertable is a consistent database. Many of the scalable NoSQL database offerings are designed around the concept of eventual consistency which makes those databases more difficult to reason about. Eventually consistent databases require complex syntactic or semantic reconcilers and in some circumstances can even lose data. When an application writes data into Hypertable and gets a success response, the modification is durable and will always be reflected in subsequent operations.