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DBMS > CrateDB vs. Geode vs. Kinetica vs. TerarkDB

System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. Geode vs. Kinetica vs. TerarkDB

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneGeode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Key-value storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series 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
Score1.69
Rank#132  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score0.74
Rank#202  Overall
#97  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#325  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Websitecrate.iogeode.apache.orgwww.kinetica.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docsgeode.apache.org/­docswww.kinetica.com/­docsgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperCrateOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.KineticaTerark
Initial release2013200220122016
Current release1.1, February 20177.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfirecommercialcommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJavaC, C++C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredLinux
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsSQL-like query language (OQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
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 Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Java 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
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsuser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyes infoCache Event Listenersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationSource-replica replicationnone
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
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
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 strategyyes, on a single nodenono
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.noyesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsAccess rights per client and object definableAccess rights for users and roles on table levelno
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Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Native and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Best in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Any application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Citibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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The largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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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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Always Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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