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System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. Elasticsearch vs. Faircom EDGE vs. Firebird vs. MongoDB

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGE  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricFairCom EDGE is an Industry 4.0 solution built to integrate, collect, aggregate and synchronize mission-critical data in edge computing environmentsFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructure
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Search engineKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Time Series DBMS infoTime Series Collections introduced in Release 5.0
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.97
Rank#178  Overall
#86  Relational DBMS
#13  Search engines
Score157.69
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.13
Rank#304  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
#139  Relational DBMS
Score25.72
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score478.24
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Websitecrate.iowww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircomedge-iot-databasewww.firebirdsql.orgwww.mongodb.com
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docswww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmllearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorywww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manualsdocs.mongodb.com/­manual
DeveloperCrateElasticFairCom CorporationFirebird FoundationMongoDB, Inc
Initial release2013201019792000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase2009
Current release7.8.0, June 2020V3, October 20204.0.1, December 20215.0.6, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoElastic Licensecommercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public LicenseOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)
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Implementation languageJavaJavaANSI C, C++C and C++C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMAll OS with a Java VMAndroid
Linux infoARM, x86
Raspbian
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatial
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsSQL-like query languageyes infoANSI SQL queriesyesRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BI
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
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
Direct SQL
IoT Microservice layer
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
proprietary protocol using JSON
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
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
VB.Net
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Actionscript infounofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infounofficial driver
ColdFusion infounofficial driver
D infounofficial driver
Dart infounofficial driver
Delphi infounofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infounofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infounofficial driver
Lua infounofficial driver
MatLab infounofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infounofficial driver
Prolog infounofficial driver
Python
R infounofficial driver
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Smalltalk infounofficial driver
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++PSQLJavaScript
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyesyesyes infoin MongoDB Atlas only
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingFile partitioning infoCustomizable business rules for partitioningnoneSharding infoPartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys. Live resharding allows users to change their shard keys as an online operation with zero downtime.
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsnone infoavailable via 3rd party productsMulti-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectornonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Eventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infowhen using SQLyesno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possible
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 strategynoACIDACIDMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infooptional, enabled by default
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noMemcached and Redis integrationyesyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.Users with fine-grained authorization conceptAccess rights for users and roles
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CrateDBElasticsearchFaircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGEFirebirdMongoDB
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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MongoDB’s application data platform provides developers a unified interface to power...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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The MongoDB platform can be used by developers building transactional, operational,...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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200+ million downloads, over 1.5M Atlas database clusters under management handling...
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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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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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