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DBMS > CrateDB vs. GraphDB vs. Teradata Aster vs. Vertica

System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. GraphDB vs. Teradata Aster vs. Vertica

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIM  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparison
Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneEnterprise-ready RDF and graph database with efficient reasoning, cluster and external index synchronization support. It supports also SQL JDBC access to Knowledge Graph and GraphQL over SPARQL.Platform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and typesCloud or on-premises analytical database and query engine for structured and semi-structured streaming and batch data. Machine learning platform with built-in algorithms, data preparation capabilities, and model evaluation and management via SQL or Python.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS infoColumn oriented
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.97
Rank#178  Overall
#86  Relational DBMS
#13  Search engines
Score2.70
Rank#111  Overall
#7  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score19.29
Rank#38  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Websitecrate.iowww.ontotext.comwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docsgraphdb.ontotext.com/­documentationvertica.com/­documentation
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterYouTubeGitHubMedium
DeveloperCrateOntotextTeradataMicro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release2013200020052005
Current release9.8, June 202111.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Sourcecommercial infoSome plugins of GraphDB Workbench are open sourcedcommercialcommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono infoon-premises, all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and containers
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMAll OS with a Java VM
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support; RDF shapesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Storeyes, but unstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes: BINARY, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, LONG VARCHAR, DATE, TIME, TIMESTAMP, INTERVAL, INTERVAL DAY TO SECOND, INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH, DOUBLE PRECISION, FLOAT, INTEGER, BIGINT, SMALLINT,NUMERIC, DECIMAL, NUMBER, MONEY,GEOMETRY
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.nonoyes infoin Aster File Storeno
Secondary indexesyesyes, supports real-time synchronization and indexing in SOLR/Elastic search/Lucene and GeoSPARQL geometry data indexesyesNo Indexes Required
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsstored SPARQL accessed as SQL using Apache Calcite through JDBC/ODBCyesFull 1999 standard plus machine learning, time series and geospatial. Over 650 functions.
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
GeoSPARQL
GraphQL
GraphQL Federation
Java API
JDBC
RDF4J API
RDFS
RIO
Sail API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL 1.1
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spark Connector
vSQL infocharacter-based, interactive, front-end utility
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#
Clojure
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionswell-defined plugin interfaces; JavaScript server-side extensibilityR packagesyes, PostgreSQL PL/pgSQL, with minor differences
Triggersnononoyes, called Custom Alerts
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardinghorizontal partitioning, hierarchical partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationyes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.Multi-source replication infoOne, or more copies of data replicated across nodes, or object-store used for repository.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Frameworkno infoBi-directional Spark integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate Consistency, Eventual consistency (configurable in cluster mode per master or individual client request)Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoConstraint checkingnoyes
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 strategyACIDACIDACID
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsDefault Basic authentication through RDF4J client, or via Java when run with cURL, default token-based in the Workbench or via Rest API, optional access through OpenID or Kerberos single sign-on.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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CrateDBGraphDB infoformer name: OWLIMTeradata AsterVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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GraphDB Enterprise is a high-performance semantic repository created by Ontotext....
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Deploy-anywhere database for large-scale analytical deployments. Deploy on-premises,...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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GraphDB allows you to link text and data in big knowledge graphs. It’s easy to experiment...
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Fast, scalable and capable of high concurrency. Separation of compute/storage leverages...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Metadata enrichment and management, linked open data publishing, semantic inferencing...
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Communication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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BBC, Press Association, Financial Times, DK, Euromoney, The British Museum, Getty...
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Abiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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GraphDB is the most utilized semantic triplestore for mission-critical enterprise...
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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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GraphDB-Free is free to use. SE and Enterprise are licensed per CPU-Core used. Perpetual...
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Cost-based models and subscription-based models are both available. One license is...
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