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System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. GridDB vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Kdb+ vs. TimescaleDB

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBHigh performance Time Series DBMSA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Time Series DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.91
Rank#182  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
#11  Search engines
Score1.27
Rank#151  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score3.84
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score8.10
Rank#55  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score4.38
Rank#81  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitecrate.iogriddb.netwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantkx.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docsdocs.griddb.netcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantcode.kx.comdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperCrateToshiba CorporationIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Kx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcTimescale
Initial release2013201320102000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032017
Current release4.6, February 20213.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC++ErlangqC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMLinuxhostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampnoyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.nononoyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)noSQL-like query language (q)yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
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
Proprietary protocolRESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
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
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptuser defined functionsuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyesyesyes infowith viewsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardinghorizontal partitioningyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsyesno infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyesyes
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 strategyACID at container levelno infoatomic operations within a document possiblenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesnoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users can be defined per databaserights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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GridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Integrated columnar database & programming system for streaming, real time and historical...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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provides seamless scalability; runs on industry standard server platforms; is top-ranked...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Factory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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tick database streaming sensor data massive intelligence applications oil and gas...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Denso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Goldman Sachs Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch J.P. Morgan Deutsche Bank IEX Securities...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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GitHub trending repository
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kdb+ performance and reliability proven by our customers in critical infrastructure...
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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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Open Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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