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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. RocksDB vs. ScyllaDB vs. TiDB

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)Cassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column storeTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value storeKey-value store
Wide column store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.83
Rank#180  Overall
#27  Document stores
Score3.65
Rank#86  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
Score2.59
Rank#109  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
#8  Wide column stores
Score2.14
Rank#123  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comrocksdb.orgwww.scylladb.compingcap.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikidocs.scylladb.comdocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stable
DeveloperFacebook, Inc.ScyllaDBPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release2016201320152016
Current release6.11.4, July 2020Scylla Open Source 4.0.0, May 20204.0, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoBSDOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languagePythonC++C++Go, Rust
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesnoyes infocluster global secondary indicesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Java API
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C++
Java
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, Luano
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardinghorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornoneselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoin-memory tablesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnoAccess rights for users can be defined per objectUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
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BigchainDBRocksDBScyllaDBTiDB
Specific characteristicsScylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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TiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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Competitive advantagesHighly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosAdTech ( AdGear , Dstillery , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS , SteelHouse , Xandr) Customer...
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TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersComcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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Shopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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Market metrics25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsScylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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