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DBMS > BigchainDB vs. DuckDB vs. GeoMesa

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. DuckDB vs. GeoMesa

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsAn embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMSGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
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Score0.79
Rank#212  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score4.57
Rank#74  Overall
#40  Relational DBMS
Score0.78
Rank#213  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comduckdb.orgwww.geomesa.org
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestduckdb.org/­docswww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.html
DeveloperCCRi and others
Initial release201620182014
Current release0.10, February 20245.0.0, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePythonC++Scala
Server operating systemsLinuxserver-less
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Arrow Database Connectivity (ADBC)
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C
C# info3rd party driver
C++
Crystal info3rd party driver
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Lisp info3rd party driver
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
Rust
Swift
Zig info3rd party driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonedepending on storage layer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornonedepending on storage layer
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencydepending on storage layer
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.yesdepending on storage layer
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnoyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storage

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