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DBMS > CrateDB vs. GigaSpaces vs. Lovefield vs. SpaceTime

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

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsEmbeddable 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
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Relational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Graph DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.94
Rank#183  Overall
#88  Relational DBMS
#13  Search engines
Score0.95
Rank#179  Overall
#31  Document stores
#7  Object oriented DBMS
Score0.25
Rank#281  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#357  Overall
#6  Spatial DBMS
Websitecrate.iowww.gigaspaces.comgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.mireo.hr/­spacetime
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docsdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperCrateGigaspaces TechnologiesGoogleMireo
Initial release2013200020142020
Current release15.5, September 20202.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJava, C++, .NetJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMLinux
macOS
Solaris
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-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatanono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsSQL-99 for query and DML statementsSQL-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
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
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++
Java
Python
Scala
JavaScriptC#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesnono
Triggersnoyes, event driven architectureUsing 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 factorMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
noneReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate Consistency
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 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.noyesyes infousing MemoryDBno
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsRole-based access controlnoyes
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CrateDBGigaSpacesLovefieldSpaceTime
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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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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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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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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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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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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