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DBMS > BigchainDB vs. Cubrid vs. GeoMesa vs. Riak KV vs. XTDB

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. Cubrid vs. GeoMesa vs. Riak KV vs. XTDB

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCubrid  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsCUBRID is an open-source SQL-based relational database management system with object extensions for OLTPGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.Distributed, fault tolerant key-value storeA general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesDocument store
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Score0.76
Rank#211  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score1.22
Rank#163  Overall
#78  Relational DBMS
Score0.80
Rank#200  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score6.25
Rank#69  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
Score0.02
Rank#346  Overall
#46  Document stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comcubrid.com (korean)
cubrid.org (english)
www.geomesa.orgriak.com/­products/­riak-kvgithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestcubrid.org/­manualswww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlxtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperCUBRID Corporation, CUBRID FoundationCCRi and othersBasho TechnologiesJuxt Ltd.
Initial release20162008201420092019
Current release11.0, January 20213.2.0, April 20212.1.0, April 20151.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languagePythonC, C++, JavaScalaErlangClojure
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
Windows
Linux
OS X
All OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesnoyes, extensible-data-notation format
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.nonononono
Secondary indexesyesyesrestrictedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesnonolimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored ProceduresnoJavaScript and Erlangno
Triggersyesnoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonedepending on storage layerSharding infono "single point of failure"none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replicationdepending on storage layerselectable replication factoryes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencydepending on storage layerEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono infolinks between data sets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyesyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nodepending on storage layer
User concepts infoAccess controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageno

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