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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. MySQL vs. RocksDB

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsWidely used open source RDBMSEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.82
Rank#212  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score1087.72
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score4.00
Rank#84  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.mysql.comrocksdb.org
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdev.mysql.com/­docgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunFacebook, Inc.
Initial release201619952013
Current release8.3.0, January 20248.11.4, April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languagePythonC and C++C++
Server operating systemsLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoproprietary syntaxno
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabrichorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesno

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