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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCitus  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  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 PostgreSQLScalable Time Series DBMS based on HBaseBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument 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
Score2.30
Rank#118  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#218  Overall
#104  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.citusdata.comopentsdb.netwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.citusdata.comopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.htmlwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
Developercurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributors
Initial release2016201020112014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release8.1, December 201810 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoLGPLOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languagePythonCJavaC
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxLinux
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnumeric data for metrics, strings for tagsyes
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 functionalitynoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsnoyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
HTTP API
Telnet API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.nouser defined functions
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infobased on HBasehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsselectable replication factor infobased on HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infobased on HBaseImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infoMVCC
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-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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