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System Properties Comparison Apache IoTDB vs. MySQL vs. XTDB

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NameApache IoTDB  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  Xexclude from comparison
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 FlinkWidely used open source RDBMSA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score1.18
Rank#173  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score1083.74
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score0.11
Rank#343  Overall
#46  Document stores
Websiteiotdb.apache.orgwww.mysql.comgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
www.xtdb.com
Technical documentationiotdb.apache.org/­UserGuide/­Master/­QuickStart/­QuickStart.htmldev.mysql.com/­docwww.xtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software FoundationOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunJuxt Ltd.
Initial release201819952019
Current release1.1.0, April 20238.4.0, April 20241.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++Clojure
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM (>= 1.8)FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes, extensible-data-notation format
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes infowith proprietary extensionslimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Java
Python
Scala
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoproprietary syntaxno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by time range) + vertical partitioning (by deviceId)horizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabricnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication methods; using Raft/IoTConsensus algorithm to ensure strong/eventual data consistency among multiple replicasMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsIntegration with Hadoop and Sparknono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Strong Consistency with Raft
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles

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