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System Properties Comparison Datomic vs. Drizzle

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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score1.75
Rank#131  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.datomic.com
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.com
DeveloperCognitectDrizzle project, originally started by Brian Aker
Initial release20122008
Current release1.0.6362, January 20227.2.4, September 2012
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoGNU GPL
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJava, ClojureC++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Data schemeyesyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
C
C++
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction Functionsno
TriggersBy using transaction functionsno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes inforecommended only for testing and development
User concepts infoAccess controlnoPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTP

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