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DBMS > CrateDB vs. SAP IQ vs. TypeDB

System Properties Comparison CrateDB vs. SAP IQ vs. TypeDB

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NameCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed Database based on LuceneColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Search engine
Time Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
Relational DBMS infocolumn-orientedGraph 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 modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.01
Rank#221  Overall
#35  Document stores
#4  Spatial DBMS
#15  Search engines
#18  Time Series DBMS
#7  Vector DBMS
Score4.26
Rank#87  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score1.06
Rank#217  Overall
#19  Graph DBMS
#102  Relational DBMS
Websitecratedb.comwww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmltypedb.com
Technical documentationcratedb.com/­docshelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_IQtypedb.com/­docs
DeveloperCrateSAP, formerly SybaseVaticle
Initial release201319942016
Current release16.1 SPS04, April 20192.17.0, April 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsAll Operating Systems, including Kubernetes with CrateDB Kubernetes Operator supportAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, but no triggers and constraints, and PostgreSQL compatibilityyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
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
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions (Javascript)yesno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ MultiplexerSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesConfigurable replication on table/partition-levelSAP/Sybase Replication ServerMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoHadoop integrationyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Read-after-write consistency on record level
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno 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 strategyACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlrights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
More information provided by the system vendor
CrateDBSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open-source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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TypeDB is a polymorphic database with a conceptual data model, a strong subtyping...
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Competitive advantagesResponse time in milliseconds: e ven for complex ad-hoc queries. Massive scaling...
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TypeDB provides a new level of expressivity, extensibility, interoperability, and...
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Typical application scenarios​ IoT: accelerate your IIoT projects with CrateDB, delivering real-time analytics...
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Life sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Key customersAcross all continents, CrateDB is used by companies of all sizes to meet the most...
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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 modelsSee CrateDB pricing >
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Apache f or language drivers, and AGPL and Commercial for the database server. The...
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