DB-EnginesExtremeDB Active Replication featuresEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > CrateDB vs. MongoDB vs. OmniSci vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. MongoDB vs. OmniSci vs. TimescaleDB

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructureA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUsA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Document storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.80
Rank#194  Overall
#95  Relational DBMS
#12  Search engines
Score488.22
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score1.40
Rank#147  Overall
#71  Relational DBMS
Score3.24
Rank#93  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitecrate.iowww.mongodb.comwww.omnisci.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docsdocs.mongodb.com/­manualdocs.omnisci.comdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperCrateMongoDB, IncMapD Technologies, Inc.Timescale
Initial release2013200920162017
Current release4.4.5, April 20215.6, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.Open Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)nono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
  • ScaleGrid for MongoDB: Fully managed hosting for MongoDB database on AWS, Azure and DigitalOcean with high availability and SSH access on the #1 multi-cloud DBaaS.
  • MongoDB Atlas: the global and fully-managed cloud database service from the makers of MongoDB. Deploy across AWS, Azure, or GCP.
Implementation languageJavaC++C++ and CUDAC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.yesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialyesnumerics, 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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BIyesyes 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 protocol using JSONJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
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
Actionscript infounofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infounofficial driver
ColdFusion infounofficial driver
D infounofficial driver
Dart infounofficial driver
Delphi infounofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infounofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infounofficial driver
Lua infounofficial driver
MatLab infounofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infounofficial driver
Prolog infounofficial driver
Python
R infounofficial driver
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Smalltalk infounofficial driver
Swift
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsJavaScriptnouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlynoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infopartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keysSharding infoRound robinyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replicationSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possiblenoyes
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 strategyMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infooptionalyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
CrateDBMongoDBOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018TimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
» more
MongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose data platform, designed to unleash...
» more
Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
» more
Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
» more
The MongoDB platform can be used by developers building transactional, operational,...
» more
TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
» more
Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
» more
Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
» more
DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
» more
Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
» more
ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
» more
TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
» more
Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
» more
125 million downloads (growing at more than 30 thousand downloads per day), over...
» more
With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
» more
MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
» more
TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesNavicat for MongoDB gives you a highly effective GUI interface for MongoDB database management, administration and development.
» more

Datadog: Visualize all your MongoDB metrics.
» more

Fivetran: Quickly and easily centralize your on-premise and cloud databases.
» more

ClusterControl: the only management system you’ll ever need to take control of your open source database infrastructure.
» more

CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

Studio 3T: The world's favorite IDE for working with MongoDB
» more
ClusterControl: the only management system you’ll ever need to take control of your open source database infrastructure.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
CrateDBMongoDBOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018TimescaleDB
DB-Engines blog posts

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2020
4 January 2021, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2018
2 January 2019, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

PostgreSQL moves up one rank at the expense of MongoDB
1 September 2016, Paul Andlinger

show all

Conferences and events

The Secret Sauce for Data Modeling
Webinar Recording, 1 June 2021 - 1 July 2021

MongoDB.Live
Virtual Conference, 13-14 July 2021

Recent citations in the news

Crate.io raises $10M to grow its database platform
15 June 2021, VentureBeat

Crate.io Secures $10M in Funding Amid Surging Demand for IoT Transformation
17 June 2021, IoT For All

Crate.io Expands CrateDB Cloud with the Launch of CrateDB Edge
15 April 2021, GlobeNewswire

Crate.io Open Sources the Entire Codebase of CrateDB – the
24 March 2021, GlobeNewswire

CrateDB 4.5 is Now Available as an Open Source Database
25 March 2021, Database Trends and Applications

provided by Google News

MongoDB: Expensive Despite Excellent Performance
9 June 2021, Seeking Alpha

MongoDB CTO on cloud database inroads and riding the developer wave
21 June 2021, VentureBeat

Should You Accumulate Mongodb Inc (MDB) in Software - Infrastructure Industry?
21 June 2021, InvestorsObserver

Hedge Funds Have Never Been This Bullish On MongoDB, Inc. (MDB)
21 June 2021, Yahoo Finance

Should You Sell Mongodb Inc (MDB) in Software - Infrastructure Industry?
21 June 2021, InvestorsObserver

provided by Google News

GPU Database Market Report 2020: Kinetica, OmniSci, SQream, Neo4j, NVIDIA, Brytlyt – The ERX News
22 June 2021, The ERX News

GPU Database Market Research Analysis, Characterization And Quantification and top vendors like Kinetica, Omnisci, Sqream, Neo4j, Nvidia, etc – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
22 June 2021, KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper

OmniSci Announces Multiple Opportunities To Accelerate Geospatial, GPU Database Knowledge At GTC 2021, April 12-16
12 April 2021, PRNewswire

GPU Database Market : Popular Trends And New Business Opportunities 2024 – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
16 June 2021, KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper

OmniSci announces multiple opportunities to accelerate Geospatial, GPU Database Knowledge At GTC 2021, April 12-16 – Geospatial World
7 April 2021, Geospatial World

provided by Google News

Timescale scales out and sets its sights on analytics
17 June 2021, ZDNet

What's the secret to database success? The answer may surprise you
21 June 2021, TechRepublic

Digging under the covers of AWS' Timestream database with Amazon CTO Werner Vogels
7 June 2021, SiliconANGLE News

Timescale Launches Industry's First Multi-Node Relational Database for Time-Series Data, Giving Organizations Unprecedented Scale
29 October 2020, Business Wire

Timescale grabs $40M Series B as it goes all in on cloud version of time series database
5 May 2021, TechCrunch

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Senior Cloud Solutions / NetOps Engineer
Aptos, Atlanta, GA

Data Pipeline Engineer III, Search Engineering
Mailchimp, California

Database Administrator
AMCHES, INC, Annapolis Junction, MD

Customer Success Associate
Nomad Health, Charlotte, NC

Sales Development Representative- East
Bevy, Atlanta, GA

Residential Property Inspector - 1099
Great Jones, Birmingham, AL

Java Developer (MongoDB)
V Projects, Remote

SVP, Product Management
Tru Optik Data Corp, Stamford, CT

Senior Engineer-Observability Platforms
Digital Ocean Jobs, Colorado

Software Engineers I/II/III - Remote Work Options Available
UNAVCO, Inc., Boulder, CO

Haskell Software Engineer
Soostone, Remote

Sr. Software Engineer - Wi-Fi Team
Comcast, Philadelphia, PA

Staff Software Engineer
Harness.io, Belgrade, MT

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 5 GB free..

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Present your product here