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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. CrateDB vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. MySQL vs. SWC-DB

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. CrateDB vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. MySQL vs. SWC-DB

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NameAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. Designed for business critical applications.Distributed Date Store based on LuceneGoogle's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.Widely used open source RDBMSA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Search engine
Key-value store
Wide column store
Relational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIWide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.32
Rank#289  Overall
#132  Relational DBMS
Score1.12
Rank#189  Overall
#89  Relational DBMS
#13  Search engines
Score5.44
Rank#79  Overall
#12  Key-value stores
#6  Wide column stores
Score1205.38
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#369  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbcrate.iocloud.google.com/­bigtablewww.mysql.comgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmcrate.io/­docscloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsdev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperAlibabaCrateGoogleOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunAlex Kashirin
Initial release2013201519952020
Current release8.0.30, July 20220.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++C++
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMhostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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.yesnonoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes, but no triggers and constraintsnoyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
Erlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsnoyes infoproprietary syntaxno
Triggersyesnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceselectable replication factorInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategyAtomic single-row operationsACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnonoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardrights management via user accountsAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Users with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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