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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Database based on LuceneWidely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
Document store
Spatial DBMS
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Trend Chart
Score0.82
Rank#237  Overall
#35  Document stores
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score1182.79
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitecrate.iowww.mysql.com
Technical documentationcrate.io/­-docsdev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperCrateOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release20131995
Current release8.0.32, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsAll Operating Systems, including Kubernetes with CrateDB Kubernetes Operator supportFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraints, and PostgreSQL compatibilityyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.NET
Erlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
R
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions (Javascript)yes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesConfigurable replication on table/partition-levelMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read-after-write consistency on record level
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
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 infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles
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CrateDBMySQL
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open-source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications. In those scenarios,...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data in order to monitor,...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include Bitmovin , ALPLA , Gantner Instruments , SPGo! , TGW Logistics...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2013 Honorable Mention in 2021 Gartner®...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB Cloud The efficiency & range of CrateDB in the Cloud CrateDB Edge brings...
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Webinar with Q&A; 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm CET, 5 April 2023

Learn simple No-Code Data Import and Visualization with CrateDB Cloud
Live Demo with Q&A; 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm CET, 27 April 2023

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Live Demo on Time-series data: from Raw Data to Fast Analysis in only 3 steps
Webinar, 16:00 - 16:45 CET, 22 February 2023 (finished)

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