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

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

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonGBase  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Document store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
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
Score0.73
Rank#203  Overall
#100  Relational DBMS
Score6.51
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Websitecrate.iowww.foundationdb.orgwww.gbase8a.comwww.postgres-xl.orgwww.singlestore.com
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docsapple.github.io/­foundationdbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationdocs.singlestore.com
DeveloperCrateFoundationDBSingleStore Inc.
Initial release201320132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2013
Current release6.2.28, November 2020GBase 8a10 R1, October 20187.3, December 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoMozilla public licensecommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++CC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Linux info64 bit version required
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-free infosome layers support schemasyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typingyesyes
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.noyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintssupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes, but no triggers and foreign keys
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
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
ODBC
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
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsin SQL-layer onlyuser defined functionsyes
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Linearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlyyesno
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 strategyACIDACID infoMVCCACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITED
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CrateDBFoundationDBGBasePostgres-XLSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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SingleStore is The No Limits Database™, powering modern applications and analytical...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Performance - Shattering the Trillion-Rows-Per-Second Barrier Fast data ingest -...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Real-Time Analytics Internet of Things Personalization and Recommendations Risk Management...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Comcast - Real-time Stream Processing Architecture DellEMC - Getting it Right Exactly...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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Customers in various industries worldwide -- US and International Industry Solutions:...
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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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F ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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