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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. CrateDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.Distributed Date Store based on LuceneCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Relational DBMS
Search engine
Document store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.00
Rank#71  Overall
#13  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
#9  Search engines
Score1.12
Rank#189  Overall
#89  Relational DBMS
#13  Search engines
Score20.13
Rank#37  Overall
#6  Document stores
Websitewww.arangodb.comcrate.iofirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-database
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stablecrate.io/­docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­database
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookYouTubeInstagram
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.CrateGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014
Initial release201220132012
Current release3.9.2, June 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMhosted
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyesyes
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 SQLnoyes, but no triggers and constraintsno
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
ADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
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
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptuser defined functionslimited functionality with using 'rules'
TriggersnonoCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with configurable replication factorselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
Eventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Eventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsnono
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 strategyyes
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyesrights management via user accountsyes, based on authentication and database rules
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ArangoDBCrateDBFirebase Realtime Database
Specific characteristicsGraph and Beyond. With more than 11,000 stargazers on GitHub, ArangoDB is the leading...
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CrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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CrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Typical application scenariosNative multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across...
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CrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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CrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 11,000 stargazers on...
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The CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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CrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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