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DBMS > CrateDB vs. FoundationDB vs. GBase vs. NCache vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. FoundationDB vs. GBase vs. NCache vs. Postgres-XL

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonGBase  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.An analytical database for business intelligence with large customers in China.Open-Source and Enterprise in-memory Key-Value StoreBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Document store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Search engine infoUsing distributed Lucene
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.91
Rank#182  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
#11  Search engines
Score1.30
Rank#149  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score1.11
Rank#166  Overall
#82  Relational DBMS
Score0.86
Rank#187  Overall
#30  Key-value stores
Score0.73
Rank#203  Overall
#100  Relational DBMS
Websitecrate.iowww.foundationdb.orgwww.gbase8a.comwww.alachisoft.com/­ncachewww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docsapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docswww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperCrateFoundationDBAlachisoft
Initial release2013201320052014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release6.2.28, November 2020GBase 8a5.2, April 202110 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoEnterprise Edition availableOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C#, .NET, .NET Core, JavaC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typingpartial infoSupported data types are Lists, Queues, Hashsets, Dictionary and Counteryes
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 infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintssupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL-like query syntax and LINQ for searching the cache. Cache Synchronization with SQL Server using SQL dependency.yes infodistributed, parallel query execution
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
IDistributedCache
JCache
LINQ
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
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
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
.Net Core
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsin SQL-layer onlyno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRuser defined functions
Triggersnonoyes infoNotificationsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyeshorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Linearizable consistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Strong Eventual Consistency over WAN with Conflict Resolution using Bridge Topology
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlynoyes
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 strategyACIDoptimistic locking and pessimistic lockingACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
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 accountsnoAuthentication to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CrateDBFoundationDBGBaseNCachePostgres-XL
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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NCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005 . NCache...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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NCache is 100% .NET/ .NET Core based which fully supports ASP.NET Core Sessions ,...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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NCache enables industries like retail, finance, banking IoT, travel, ecommerce, healthcare...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Bank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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Market Leader in .NET Distributed Caching since 2005.
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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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NCache Open Source is free on an as-is basis without any support. NCache Enterprise...
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