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System Properties Comparison Datomic vs. InterSystems Caché vs. NuoDB vs. RocksDB

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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityA multi-model DBMS and application serverNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactionsEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.83
Rank#101  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score3.54
Rank#88  Overall
#16  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#44  Relational DBMS
Score1.12
Rank#160  Overall
#78  Relational DBMS
Score3.65
Rank#86  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
Websitewww.datomic.comwww.intersystems.com/­products/­cachewww.nuodb.comrocksdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comdocs.intersystems.comdoc.nuodb.comgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperCognitectInterSystemsNuoDB, Inc.Facebook, Inc.
Initial release2012199720132013
Current release0.9.5951, July 20192017.2, October 20176.11.4, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freecommercialcommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJava, ClojureC++C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesdepending on used data modelyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
C#
C++
Java
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction FunctionsyesJava, SQLno
TriggersBy using transaction functionsyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersnonedata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/writtennone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersSource-replica replicationyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDBnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infotunable commit protocolyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCCyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyesyes
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 developmentyesyes infoTemporary tableyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users, groups and rolesStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Usersno

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