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DBMS > BaseX vs. CrateDB vs. FoundationDB vs. Postgres-XL vs. SpaceTime

System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. CrateDB vs. FoundationDB vs. Postgres-XL vs. SpaceTime

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.Distributed Date Store based on LuceneOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSRelational DBMS
Search engine
Document store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.52
Rank#140  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score0.91
Rank#182  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
#11  Search engines
Score1.30
Rank#149  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#203  Overall
#100  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#360  Overall
#5  Spatial DBMS
Websitebasex.orgcrate.iowww.foundationdb.orgwww.postgres-xl.orgwww.mireo.hr/­spacetime
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgcrate.io/­docsapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperBaseX GmbHCrateFoundationDBMireo
Initial release2007201320132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2020
Current release9.6.3, October 20216.2.28, November 202010 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++CC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-free infosome layers support schemasyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyesno infosome layers support typingyesyes
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.noyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, but no triggers and constraintssupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes infodistributed, parallel query executionA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
ADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
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
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsin SQL-layer onlyuser defined functionsno
Triggersyes infovia eventsnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardinghorizontal partitioningFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factoryesReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Linearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoin SQL-layer onlyyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerno infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategyACIDACID infoMVCCno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsrights management via user accountsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes
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BaseXCrateDBFoundationDBPostgres-XLSpaceTime
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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