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System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. TiDB
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|A 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.
|TiDB is an open source distributed SQL database that supports Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) workloads. It is MySQL compatible and features horizontal scalability, strong consistency, and high availability.
|Primary database model
|Secondary database models
|Time Series DBMS
|v184.108.40.2068-stable, December 2023
|7.6.0, January 2024
|License Commercial or Open Source
|Open Source Apache 2.0
|Open Source Apache 2.0
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service
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|TiDB Cloud: Fully-managed TiDB Service. Bring everything great about TiDB to the cloud.
|Server operating systems
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.
|SQL Support of SQL
|Close to ANSI SQL (SQL/JSON + extensions)
|APIs and other access methods
MySQL wire protocol
PostgreSQL wire protocol
|Supported programming languages
|C# 3rd party library
Elixir 3rd party library
Go 3rd party library
Java 3rd party library
Kotlin 3rd party library
Nim 3rd party library
Perl 3rd party library
PHP 3rd party library
Python 3rd party library
R 3rd party library
Ruby 3rd party library
Scala 3rd party library
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes
|key based and custom
|horizontal partitioning (by key range)
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes
|Asynchronous and synchronous physical replication; geographically distributed replicas; support for object storages.
|Using Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods
|yes with TiSpark Connector
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system
|Foreign keys Referential integrity
|yes full support since version 6.6
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data
|Durability Support for making data persistent
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.
|User concepts Access control
|Access 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.
|Fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
|More information provided by the system vendor
|TiDB is an advanced open-source, distributed SQL database for modern application...
|- HORIZONTAL SCALING : TiDB grants total transparency into your data workloads without...
|Typical application scenarios
|TiDB is ideal for transactional applications that require extreme scalability and...
|Block, Pinterest, Catalyst, Bolt, Flipkart, Capcom, Shopee (E-commerce), JD Cloud...
|34K+ GitHub stars 5K+ members in TiDB Community Slack 1K+ community contributors...
|Licensing and pricing models
|TiDB Community : Free open source software (Apache 2.0) TiDB Self-Hosted : Enterprise...
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|DoubleCloud: Fully managed ClickHouse alongside best-in-class managed open-source services to build analytics at scale.
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