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DBMS > CrateDB vs. Datastax Enterprise vs. Microsoft Access vs. QuestDB

System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. Datastax Enterprise vs. Microsoft Access vs. QuestDB

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.Microsoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)A high performance, low latency Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Wide column storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.65
Rank#188  Overall
#92  Relational DBMS
#13  Search engines
Score8.09
Rank#46  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score121.92
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#264  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Websitecrate.iowww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterpriseproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.questdb.io
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docsdocs.datastax.commsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxwww.questdb.io/­docs/­docstructure
DeveloperCrateDataStaxMicrosoftQuestDB Limited
Initial release2013201119922014
Current release6.7, December 20181902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++Java
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 VMLinux
OS X
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-freeyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesErlang
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
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersnoyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"nonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategyno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsAccess rights for users can be defined per objectno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003
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CrateDBDatastax EnterpriseMicrosoft AccessQuestDB
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Supporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Applications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Capital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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Among the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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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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