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System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. InfinityDB vs. LeanXcale

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonLeanXcale  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneCloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.A Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceA highly scalable full ACID SQL database with fast NoSQL data ingestion and GIS capabilities
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Document storeKey-value storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
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
Score8.92
Rank#52  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score0.04
Rank#326  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Score0.23
Rank#283  Overall
#41  Key-value stores
#132  Relational DBMS
Websitecrate.iofirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoreboilerbay.comwww.leanxcale.com
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoreboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manual
DeveloperCrateGoogleBoiler Bay Inc.LeanXcale
Initial release2013201720022015
Current release4.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMhostedAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-freeyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arrays
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 indexesyesyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capability
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsnonoyes infothrough Apache Derby
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
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Access via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
proprietary key/value interface
Spark Connector
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
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
JavaC
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsno
Triggersnoyes, with Cloud Functionsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoUsing Cloud Dataflownono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyes
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 strategyyesACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsACID
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.no
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CrateDBGoogle Cloud FirestoreInfinityDBLeanXcale
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Full ACID and full SQL operational database with analytical queries over operational...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Linear scalability upto 100s of nodes (tested with 100 nodes and TPC-C).
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Hybrid Transactional-Analytical Processing (HTAP) requiring an operational database...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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banking/finance/fintech, telco, insurance, traveltech, M2M/IoT, retail
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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15 beta testers
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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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annual fee covering license and support based on number of physical cores
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