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DBMS > CrateDB vs. Kinetica vs. Riak TS vs. Tarantool

System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. Kinetica vs. Riak TS vs. Tarantool

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparisonTarantool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KVIn-memory database with an integrated application server
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Document store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMS infowith Tarantool/GIS extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.92
Rank#180  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
#11  Search engines
Score0.73
Rank#204  Overall
#100  Relational DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#282  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Score1.56
Rank#137  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Websitecrate.iowww.kinetica.comriak.com/­products/­riak-tswww.tarantool.io
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docswww.kinetica.com/­docswww.tarantool.io/­en/­doc
DeveloperCrateKineticaBasho TechnologiesMail.ru Group
Initial release2013201220152008
Current release7.1, August 20212.4.2, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourcecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++ErlangC and C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMLinuxLinux
OS X
BSD
Linux
macOS
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesschema-freeschema-free, schema definition possible
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnostring, double, decimal, uuid, integer, blob, boolean
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesrestrictedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoFull-featured ANSI SQL support
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
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Open binary protocol
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
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsJavaScript and ErlangLua, C and SQL stored procedures
Triggersnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingHash sharding based on virtual buckets
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replicationselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno infolinks between datasets can be storedyes, with SQL
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 strategynonoACID, read commited
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes, cooperative multitasking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes, regular snapshots on disk, write ahead logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes, full featured in-memory storage engine with persistence
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsAccess rights for users and roles on table levelnoAccess rights for users and roles
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Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Native and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Best in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Any application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Citibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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The largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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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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Always Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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