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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonEsgynDB  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLDistributed Date Store based on LuceneEnterprise-class SQL-on-Hadoop solution, powered by Apache TrafodionMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. With MariaDB ColumnStore a column-oriented storage engine is available too.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.32
Rank#148  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score0.90
Rank#181  Overall
#92  Relational DBMS
#12  Search engines
Score0.28
Rank#266  Overall
#121  Relational DBMS
Score93.61
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.citusdata.comcrate.ioesgyn.commariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comcrate.io/­docsesgyn.com/­developersmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­library
DeveloperCrateEsgynMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
Initial release2010201320152009
Current release8.1, December 201810.5.8, 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCJavaC++, JavaC and C++
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
Data schemeyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesyes infoDynamic columns are supported
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.yes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalitynonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsyes, but no triggers and constraintsyesyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Erlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.NetAda
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.user defined functionsJava Stored Proceduresyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3
Triggersyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingHorizontal partitioning, sharding with Spider storage engine or Galera cluster infoPartitioning by range, list, hash, key
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsselectable replication factorMulti-source replication between multi datacentersMulti-source replication infousing MariaDB Galera Cluster
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategyACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infonot for in-memory storage engine
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nononoyes infowith MEMORY storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardrights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Open source database from the creators of MySQL, enhanced with enterprise tools and...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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High availability, scalability, performance beyond MySQL and other databases.
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Web, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Booking.com, Wikipedia, Google, Canal+, ClubMed, Deutsche Telekom, La Poste, Virgin...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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MariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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