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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. RocksDB vs. Vertica

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoOpenText™ Vertica™  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)Cloud or off-cloud analytical database and query engine for structured and semi-structured streaming and batch data. Machine learning platform with built-in algorithms, data preparation capabilities, and model evaluation and management via SQL or Python.
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS infoColumn oriented
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.82
Rank#212  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score4.00
Rank#84  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
Score11.40
Rank#43  Overall
#27  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comrocksdb.orgwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikivertica.com/­documentation
DeveloperFacebook, Inc.OpenText infopreviously Micro Focus and Hewlett Packard
Initial release201620132005
Current release8.11.4, April 202412.0.3, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoBSDcommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoon-premises, all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and containers
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languagePythonC++C++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeYes, but also semi-structure/unstructured data storage, and complex hierarchical data (like Parquet) stored and/or queried.
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes
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 indexesnoNo Indexes Required. Different internal optimization strategy, but same functionality included.
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoFull 1999 standard plus machine learning, time series and geospatial. Over 650 functions.
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Java API
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spark Connector
vSQL infocharacter-based, interactive, front-end utility
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, PostgreSQL PL/pgSQL, with minor differences
Triggersyes, called Custom Alerts
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioninghorizontal partitioning, hierarchical partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesMulti-source replication infoOne, or more copies of data replicated across nodes, or object-store used for repository.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infoBi-directional Spark integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACID
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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BigchainDBRocksDBVertica infoOpenText™ Vertica™
Specific characteristicsDeploy-anywhere database for large-scale analytical deployments. Deploy off-cloud,...
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Competitive advantagesFast, scalable, and capable of high concurrency. Separation of compute/storage leverages...
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Typical application scenariosCommunication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersAbiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCost-based models and subscription-based models are both available. One license is...
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