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DBMS > BigchainDB vs. GeoMesa vs. Graph Engine vs. Riak KV vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. GeoMesa vs. Graph Engine vs. Riak KV vs. Snowflake

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.A distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engineDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument storeSpatial DBMSGraph DBMS
Key-value store
Key-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesRelational DBMS
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Score0.77
Rank#200  Overall
#32  Document stores
Score0.78
Rank#199  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score0.91
Rank#184  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#30  Key-value stores
Score6.63
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score93.51
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.geomesa.orgwww.graphengine.ioriak.com/­products/­riak-kvwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlwww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manualdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperCCRi and othersMicrosoftBasho TechnologiesSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20162014201020092014
Current release3.2.0, April 20212.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editioncommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononoyes
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Implementation languagePythonScala.NET and CErlang
Server operating systemsLinux.NETLinux
OS X
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesnoyes
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.nonononoyes
Secondary indexesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonononoyes
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP APIHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
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
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesJavaScript and Erlanguser defined functions
Triggersnonoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingdepending on storage layerhorizontal partitioningSharding infono "single point of failure"yes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factordepending on storage layerselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemdepending on storage layerEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono infolinks between data sets can be storedyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanononoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesoptional: either by committing a write-ahead log (WAL) to the local persistent storage or by dumping the memory to a persistent storageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.depending on storage layeryesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storagenoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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