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System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. Datomic vs. InfinityDB vs. TerarkDB

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.Datomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value storeKey-value store
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Score1.66
Rank#153  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score2.18
Rank#132  Overall
#65  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#377  Overall
#60  Key-value stores
Score0.18
Rank#336  Overall
#49  Key-value stores
Websitebasex.orgwww.datomic.comboilerbay.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgdocs.datomic.comboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperBaseX GmbHCognitectBoiler Bay Inc.Terark
Initial release2007201220022016
Current release10.3, October 20221.0.6362, January 20224.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial infolimited edition freecommercialcommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJava, ClojureJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysno
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononono
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
RESTful HTTP APIAccess via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
Clojure
Java
JavaC++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoTransaction Functionsnono
Triggersyes infovia eventsBy using transaction functionsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZED
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerACIDACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes inforecommended only for testing and developmentnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsnonono

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