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DBMS > Apache IoTDB vs. CrateDB vs. IRONdb vs. Riak TS

System Properties Comparison Apache IoTDB vs. CrateDB vs. IRONdb vs. Riak TS

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NameApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA lightweight IoT native database management system deployable on the device and syncing the collected data with the cloud and integrated with Hadoop and SparkDistributed Date Store based on LuceneA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KV
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Search engine
Time Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.18
Rank#290  Overall
#24  Time Series DBMS
Score0.92
Rank#180  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
#11  Search engines
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#282  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Websiteiotdb.apache.orgcrate.iowww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databaseriak.com/­products/­riak-ts
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docsdocs.circonus.com/­irondb
DeveloperApache Software FoundationCrateCirconus LLC.Basho Technologies
Initial release2018201320172015
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open SourcecommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC and C++Erlang
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8)All OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMLinuxLinux
OS X
Data schemeyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsno
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesnorestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes, but no triggers and constraintsSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)no
APIs and other access methodsJDBCADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP APIHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesErlang
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
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
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 proceduresnouser defined functionsyes, in LuaJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersnononoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsIntegration with Hadoop and Sparknonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency with synchronizing with the cloudEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono infolinks between datasets can be stored
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 strategynono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnorights management via user accountsnono
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Apache IoTDBCrateDBIRONdbRiak TS
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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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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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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