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System Properties Comparison Derby vs. Geode vs. Riak KV

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NameDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Geode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
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Score4.71
Rank#69  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score1.92
Rank#131  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
Score4.10
Rank#82  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Websitedb.apache.org/­derbygeode.apache.org
Technical documentationdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlgeode.apache.org/­docswww.tiot.jp/­riak-docs/­riak/­kv/­latest
DeveloperApache Software FoundationOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.OpenSource, formerly Basho Technologies
Initial release199720022009
Current release10.17.1.0, November 20231.1, February 20173.2.0, December 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as GemfireOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaErlang
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredLinux
OS X
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesnorestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (OQL)no
APIs and other access methodsJDBCJava Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Proceduresuser defined functionsErlang
Triggersyesyes infoCache Event Listenersyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replicationselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes, on a single nodeno
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights per client and object definableyes, using Riak Security

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