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System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. PostgreSQL vs. SpatiaLite
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|Name||CrateDB Xexclude from comparison||PostgreSQL Xexclude from comparison||SpatiaLite Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Distributed Database based on Lucene||Widely used open source RDBMS Developed as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL||Spatial extension of SQLite|
|Primary database model||Document store|
Time Series DBMS
|Relational DBMS with object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.||Spatial DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Relational DBMS|
Graph DBMS with Apache Age
Vector DBMS with pgvector extension
|Developer||Crate||PostgreSQL Global Development Group www.postgresql.org/developer||Alessandro Furieri|
|Initial release||2013||1989 1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL||2008|
|Current release||16.0, September 2023||5.0.0, August 2020|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source||Open Source BSD||Open Source MPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|CrateDB Cloud: a distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing across an elastic cluster of shared nothing nodes. CrateDB Cloud enables data insights at scale on Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google Cloud Platform.||Aiven for PostgreSQL: Fully managed and hosted PostgreSQL® with 70+ extensions and orchestration tooling included.|
|Server operating systems||All Operating Systems, including Kubernetes with CrateDB Kubernetes Operator support||FreeBSD|
|Data scheme||Flexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)||yes||yes|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no||yes specific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes, but no triggers and constraints, and PostgreSQL compatibility||yes standard with numerous extensions||yes|
|APIs and other access methods||ADO.NET|
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
native C library
streaming API for large objects
|Supported programming languages||.NET|
Go community maintained client
Perl community maintained client
Ruby community maintained client
Scala community maintained client
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding||partitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash||none|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Configurable replication on table/partition-level||Source-replica replication other methods possible by using 3rd party extensions||none|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Eventual Consistency|
Read-after-write consistency on record level
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||yes||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no unique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategy||ACID||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no||no||yes|
|User concepts Access control||rights management via user accounts||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||no|
|More information provided by the system vendor|
|Specific characteristics||CrateDB is an open-source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...|
|Competitive advantages||Response time in milliseconds: e ven for complex ad-hoc queries. Massive scaling...|
|Typical application scenarios|| Industrial IoT: accelerate your IIoT projects with CrateDB, delivering real-time...|
|Key customers||Across all continents, CrateDB is used by companies of all sizes to meet the most...|
|Market metrics||The CrateDB open source project was started in 2013 Honorable Mention in 2021 Gartner®...|
|Licensing and pricing models||See CrateDB pricing >|
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