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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. CrateDB vs. RocksDB

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsDistributed Database based on LuceneEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Search engine
Time Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.82
Rank#212  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score0.73
Rank#229  Overall
#37  Document stores
#5  Spatial DBMS
#16  Search engines
#19  Time Series DBMS
#8  Vector DBMS
Score4.00
Rank#84  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comcratedb.comrocksdb.org
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestcratedb.com/­docsgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperCrateFacebook, Inc.
Initial release201620132013
Current release8.11.4, April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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CrateDB Cloud: a distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing across an elastic cluster of shared nothing nodes. CrateDB Cloud enables data insights at scale on Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google Cloud Platform.
Implementation languagePythonJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinuxAll Operating Systems, including Kubernetes with CrateDB Kubernetes Operator supportLinux
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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 indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, but no triggers and constraints, and PostgreSQL compatibilityno
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
.NET
Erlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
R
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions (Javascript)no
Triggersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorConfigurable replication on table/partition-levelyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read-after-write consistency on record level
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
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 strategyyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesrights management via user accountsno
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BigchainDBCrateDBRocksDB
Specific characteristicsThe enterprise database for time series, documents, and vectors. Distributed - Native...
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Competitive advantagesResponse time in milliseconds: e ven for complex ad-hoc queries. Massive scaling...
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Typical application scenarios​ IoT: accelerate your IIoT projects with CrateDB, delivering real-time analytics...
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Key customersAcross all continents, CrateDB is used by companies of all sizes to meet the most...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2013 Honorable Mention in 2021 Gartner®...
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Licensing and pricing modelsSee CrateDB pricing >
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