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DBMS > BigObject vs. GeoMesa vs. XTDB

System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. GeoMesa vs. XTDB

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.A general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedSpatial DBMSDocument store
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Score0.23
Rank#345  Overall
#153  Relational DBMS
Score1.02
Rank#225  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score0.19
Rank#353  Overall
#48  Document stores
Websitebigobject.iowww.geomesa.orggithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
www.xtdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iowww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlwww.xtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.CCRi and othersJuxt Ltd.
Initial release201520142019
Current release4.0.2, July 20231.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageScalaClojure
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnolimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuanono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonedepending on storage layernone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonedepending on storage layeryes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonedepending on storage layer
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes
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.yesdepending on storage layer
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storage

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