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

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCitus  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  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 PostgreSQLTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
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Score0.68
Rank#184  Overall
#28  Document stores
Score1.01
Rank#146  Overall
#71  Relational DBMS
Score0.26
Rank#254  Overall
#18  Time Series DBMS
Score1.73
Rank#118  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.citusdata.comspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexpingcap.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.citusdata.comspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewpingcap.com/­docs
DeveloperSpotifyPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release2016201020142016
Current release8.1, December 20183.0.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languagePythonCJavaGo, Rust
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
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 indexesyesyes infovia Elasticsearchyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
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 nodesShardingShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsyesUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
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Specific characteristicsTiDB is an open source distributed scalable hybrid transactional and analytical processing...
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Competitive advantagesIn the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosTiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersBank of Beijing (Banking) Mobike (Ridesharing) Toutiao (Media) Ele.me (Catering)...
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Market metricsInfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners 15000+ stars on GitHub...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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