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

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsDistributed Date Store based on LuceneTime 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 DBMS
Search engine
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.68
Rank#184  Overall
#28  Document stores
Score0.68
Rank#182  Overall
#91  Relational DBMS
#13  Search engines
Score0.26
Rank#254  Overall
#18  Time Series DBMS
Score1.73
Rank#118  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comcrate.iospotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexpingcap.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestcrate.io/­docsspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewpingcap.com/­docs
DeveloperCrateSpotifyPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release2016201320142016
Current release3.0.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languagePythonJavaJavaGo, Rust
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java 7 VMLinux
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia Elasticsearchyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, but no triggers and constraintsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Erlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
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 functionsnono
Triggersnonono
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 factorselectable replication factoryesUsing 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 systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategynoACID
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 controlyesrights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
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BigchainDBCrateDBHeroicTiDB
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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TiDB is an open source distributed scalable hybrid transactional and analytical processing...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Bank of Beijing (Banking) Mobike (Ridesharing) Toutiao (Media) Ele.me (Catering)...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners 15000+ stars on GitHub...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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