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DBMS > BigchainDB vs. Datomic vs. Ignite

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. Datomic vs. Ignite

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
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Score0.67
Rank#189  Overall
#28  Document stores
Score2.12
Rank#112  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score5.00
Rank#62  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
#35  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.datomic.comignite.apache.org
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.datomic.comapacheignite.readme.io/­docs
DeveloperCognitectApache Software Foundation
Initial release201620122015
Current release0.9.5951, July 2019Apache Ignite 2.6
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePythonJava, ClojureC++, Java, .Net
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDL
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP APIHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Clojure
Java
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction Functionsyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)
TriggersBy using transaction functionsyes (cache interceptors and events)
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersyes (replicated cache)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes inforecommended only for testing and developmentyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnoSecurity Hooks for custom implementations

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