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DBMS > CrateDB vs. FoundationDB vs. Lovefield vs. SpaceTime

System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. FoundationDB vs. Lovefield vs. SpaceTime

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  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Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market.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.Embeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Document store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.97
Rank#179  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
#12  Search engines
Score1.29
Rank#152  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score0.27
Rank#275  Overall
#127  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#5  Spatial DBMS
Websitecrate.iowww.foundationdb.orggoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.mireo.hr/­spacetime
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docsapple.github.io/­foundationdbgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperCrateFoundationDBGoogleMireo
Initial release2013201320142020
Current release6.2.28, November 20202.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++JavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMLinux
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintssupported in specific SQL layer onlySQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
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
RESTful HTTP API
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
JavaScriptC#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsin SQL-layer onlynono
TriggersnonoUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryesnoneReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
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 Consistency
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 strategyACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infousing MemoryDBno
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsnonoyes
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Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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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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