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System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. Graphite vs. GridDB

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high-performance, column-oriented SQL DBMS for online analytical processing (OLAP) that uses all available system resources to their full potential to process each analytical query as fast as possible. It is available as both an open-source software and a cloud offering.Data logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score16.20
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score4.75
Rank#75  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score2.02
Rank#132  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.comgithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webgriddb.net
Technical documentationclickhouse.com/­docsgraphite.readthedocs.iodocs.griddb.net
DeveloperClickhouse Inc.Chris DavisToshiba Corporation
Initial release201620062013
Current releasev23.12.1.1368-stable, December 20235.1, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++PythonC++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Linux
Unix
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestamp
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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to ANSI SQL (SQL/JSON + extensions)noSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)
APIs and other access methodsgRPC
HTTP REST
JDBC
MySQL wire protocol
ODBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Proprietary protocol
HTTP API
Sockets
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC# info3rd party library
C++
Elixir info3rd party library
Go info3rd party library
Java info3rd party library
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party library
Kotlin info3rd party library
Nim info3rd party library
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PHP info3rd party library
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R info3rd party library
Ruby info3rd party library
Rust
Scala info3rd party library
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
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Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeskey based and customnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesAsynchronous and synchronous physical replication; geographically distributed replicas; support for object storages.noneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobs
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containers
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID at container level
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infolockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles. Column and row based policies. Quotas and resource limits. Pluggable authentication with LDAP and Kerberos. Password based, X.509 certificate, and SSH key authentication.noAccess rights for users can be defined per database
More information provided by the system vendor
ClickHouseGraphiteGridDB
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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