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System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. Elasticsearch vs. GigaSpaces InsightEdge vs. MongoDB

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces InsightEdge  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 metricHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsOne 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 engineDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Document store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
Graph DBMS
Search engine
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
Score0.90
Rank#183  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
#11  Search engines
Score159.09
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.52
Rank#235  Overall
#37  Document stores
#13  Object oriented DBMS
Score487.35
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Websitecrate.iowww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.gigaspaces.comwww.mongodb.com
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docswww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmldocs.mongodb.com/­manual
DeveloperCrateElasticGigaspaces TechnologiesMongoDB, Inc
Initial release2013201020002009
Current release7.8.0, June 202015.5, September 20205.0, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen 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 servicenononono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)
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Implementation languageJavaJavaJava, C++, .NetC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMAll OS with a Java VMLinux
macOS
Solaris
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 persistentschema-freeschema-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 dateyesyesyesyes 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.nonono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsSQL-like query languageSQL-99 for query and DML statementsRead-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
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
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
.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
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 functionsyesyesJavaScript
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes, event driven architectureyes infoin MongoDB Atlas only
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingSharding 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 factoryesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Multi-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectoryes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsyes
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 infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono 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 strategynoACIDMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes 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 accountsRole-based access controlAccess rights for users and roles
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CrateDBElasticsearchGigaSpaces InsightEdgeMongoDB
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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GigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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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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​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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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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Application Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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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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Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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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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Forrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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175 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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GigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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