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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. GeoMesa vs. KairosDB

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonKairosDB  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.Distributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2
Primary database modelDocument storeSpatial DBMSTime Series DBMS
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Score1.07
Rank#200  Overall
#33  Document stores
Score1.06
Rank#201  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score0.92
Rank#214  Overall
#17  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.geomesa.orggithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdb
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlkairosdb.github.io
DeveloperCCRi and others
Initial release201620142013
Current release3.4.1, June 20221.2.2, November 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languagePythonScalaJava
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
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 indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Graphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingdepending on storage layerSharding infobased on Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factordepending on storage layerselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemdepending on storage layerEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono
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.depending on storage layerno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storagesimple password-based access control

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