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System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. Hive vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Ignite vs. MonetDB

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonHive  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on Lucenedata warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on HadoopDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.A relational database management system that stores data in columns
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMSDocument storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Spatial 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
Score81.93
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Score3.84
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score6.43
Rank#62  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
#34  Relational DBMS
Score1.91
Rank#125  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Websitecrate.iohive.apache.orgwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantignite.apache.orgwww.monetdb.org
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docscwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Homecloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantapacheignite.readme.io/­docswww.monetdb.org/­Documentation
DeveloperCrateApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Apache Software FoundationMonetDB BV
Initial release20132012201020152004
Current release3.1.2, August 2019Apache Ignite 2.6Oct2020-SP2, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJavaErlangC++, Java, .NetC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMAll OS with a Java VMhostedLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyesyes
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
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensions
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
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
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++
Java
PHP
Python
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)yes, in SQL, C, R
Triggersnonoyesyes (cache interceptors and events)yes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingShardingSharding via remote tables
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes (replicated cache)none infoSource-replica replication available in experimental status
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoquery execution via MapReduceyesyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Eventual ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononoyes
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 strategynono infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDACID
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsAccess rights for users, groups and rolesAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsfine 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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Column-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Scalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Analytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Numascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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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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Free and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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