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System Properties Comparison Apache IoTDB vs. CrateDB vs. FatDB

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NameApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionAn IoT native database with high performance for data management and analysis, deployable on the edge and the cloud and integrated with Hadoop, Spark and FlinkDistributed Database based on LuceneA .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Search engine
Time Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
Document store
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score1.18
Rank#173  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#224  Overall
#37  Document stores
#5  Spatial DBMS
#16  Search engines
#19  Time Series DBMS
#8  Vector DBMS
Websiteiotdb.apache.orgcratedb.com
Technical documentationiotdb.apache.org/­UserGuide/­Master/­QuickStart/­QuickStart.htmlcratedb.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software FoundationCrateFatCloud
Initial release201820132012
Current release1.1.0, April 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC#
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8)All Operating Systems, including Kubernetes with CrateDB Kubernetes Operator supportWindows
Data schemeyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes, but no triggers and constraints, and PostgreSQL compatibilityno infoVia inetgration in SQL Server
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Java
Python
Scala
.NET
Erlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
R
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
C#
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions (Javascript)yes infovia applications
Triggersyesnoyes infovia applications
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by time range) + vertical partitioning (by deviceId)ShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication methods; using Raft/IoTConsensus algorithm to ensure strong/eventual data consistency among multiple replicasConfigurable replication on table/partition-levelselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsIntegration with Hadoop and Sparknoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Strong Consistency with Raft
Eventual Consistency
Read-after-write consistency on record level
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategyno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesrights management via user accountsno infoCan implement custom security layer via applications
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Apache IoTDBCrateDBFatDB
Specific characteristicsThe enterprise database for time series, documents, and vectors. Distributed - Native...
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Competitive advantagesResponse time in milliseconds: e ven for complex ad-hoc queries. Massive scaling...
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Typical application scenarios​ IoT: accelerate your IIoT projects with CrateDB, delivering real-time analytics...
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Key customersAcross all continents, CrateDB is used by companies of all sizes to meet the most...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2013 Honorable Mention in 2021 Gartner®...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSee CrateDB pricing >
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