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DBMS > CrateDB vs. RavenDB vs. Riak TS vs. TypeDB

System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. RavenDB vs. Riak TS vs. TypeDB

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Date Store based on LuceneOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KVTypeDB is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Search engine
Document storeTime Series DBMSGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.92
Rank#180  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
#11  Search engines
Score3.21
Rank#94  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score0.23
Rank#282  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Score0.82
Rank#194  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#95  Relational DBMS
Websitecrate.ioravendb.netriak.com/­products/­riak-tsvaticle.com
Technical documentationcrate.io/­docsravendb.net/­docsdocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperCrateHibernating RhinosBasho TechnologiesGrakn Labs / Vaticle
Initial release2013201020152016
Current release5.2, June 20212.3, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availableOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC#ErlangJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMLinux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Linux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnonoyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesrestrictedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsSQL-like query language (RQL)nono
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
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
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
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
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
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesJavaScript and Erlangno
Triggersnoyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replicationselectable replication factorMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqyesyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
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 integritynonono infolinks between datasets can be storedno infosubstituted by the relationship feature
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, Cluster-wide transaction availablenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundlenoyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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CrateDBRavenDBRiak TSTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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RavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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TypeDB is a database technology that serves as the knowledge base foundation to intelligent...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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RavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Expressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of TypeDB allows for modelling...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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IoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Life sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Toyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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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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RavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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AGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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