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DBMS > BigchainDB vs. Citus vs. Druid vs. Heroic

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. Citus vs. Druid vs. Heroic

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCitus  Xexclude from comparisonDruid  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLOpen-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries dataTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearch
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.83
Rank#180  Overall
#27  Document stores
Score1.24
Rank#151  Overall
#74  Relational DBMS
Score2.29
Rank#119  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
#8  Time Series DBMS
Score0.51
Rank#226  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.citusdata.comdruid.apache.orgspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­index
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.citusdata.comdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overview
DeveloperMetamarkets Group and contributorsSpotify
Initial release2016201020122014
Current release8.1, December 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languagePythonCJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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 infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalitynono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infovia Elasticsearch
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsSQL support via Apache Calcite adapterno
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JSON over HTTPHQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Clojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.nono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoavailable via extensions

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