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System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. CrateDB vs. Drizzle vs. MariaDB vs. Riak TS

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonDistributed Date Store based on LuceneMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.MySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. MariaDB ColumnStore provides a column-oriented storage engine and MariaDB Xpand supports distributed SQL.Riak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KV
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score12.46
Rank#45  Overall
#29  Relational DBMS
Score0.97
Rank#178  Overall
#86  Relational DBMS
#13  Search engines
Score111.13
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score0.25
Rank#281  Overall
#24  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­auroracrate.iomariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
riak.com/­products/­riak-ts
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmlcrate.io/­docsmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­library
DeveloperAmazonCrateDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
Basho Technologies
Initial release2015201320082009 infoFork of MySQL, which was first released in 19952015
Current release7.2.4, September 201210.7.2, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C and C++Erlang
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
FreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesyes infoDynamic columns are supportedschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesno
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.yesnoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes, but no triggers and constraintsyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
JDBCADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
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++
Java
PHP
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsnoyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3JavaScript and Erlang
Triggersyesnono infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingShardingseveral options for horizontal partitioning and ShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno infolinks between datasets can be stored
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 strategyACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes infowith MEMORY storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardrights management via user accountsPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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MariaDB is the most powerful open source relational database – modern SQL and JSON...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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MariaDB has many features unavailable in other open source relational databases....
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Web, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Deutsche Bank, DBS Bank, Nasdaq, Red Hat, ServiceNow, Verizon and Walgreens Featured...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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MariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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