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DBMS > Datomic vs. OpenEdge vs. Tarantool

System Properties Comparison Datomic vs. OpenEdge vs. Tarantool

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NameDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonOpenEdge  Xexclude from comparisonTarantool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityApplication development environment with integrated database management systemIn-memory computing platform with a flexible data schema for efficiently building high-performance applications
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMS infowith Tarantool/GIS extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.18
Rank#132  Overall
#65  Relational DBMS
Score4.50
Rank#88  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score1.92
Rank#140  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Websitewww.datomic.comwww.progress.com/­openedgewww.tarantool.io
Technical documentationdocs.datomic.comdocumentation.progress.com/­output/­ua/­OpenEdge_latestwww.tarantool.io/­en/­doc
DeveloperCognitectProgress Software CorporationVK
Initial release201219842008
Current release1.0.6362, January 2022OpenEdge 12.2, March 20202.10.0, May 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infolimited edition freecommercialOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, ClojureC and C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesschema-free, schema definition possible
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesstring, double, decimal, uuid, integer, blob, boolean
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoclose to SQL 92Full-featured ANSI SQL support
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
Open binary protocol
Supported programming languagesClojure
Java
Progress proprietary ABL (Advanced Business Language)C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoTransaction FunctionsyesLua, C and SQL stored procedures
TriggersBy using transaction functionsyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peershorizontal partitioning infosince Version 11.4Hash sharding based on virtual buckets
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersSource-replica replicationMulti-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 ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes, with SQL
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID, read commited
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, cooperative multitasking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyes, regular snapshots on disk, write ahead logging
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 developmentnoyes, full featured in-memory storage engine with persistence
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers and groupsAccess rights for users and roles

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