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System Properties Comparison Dgraph vs. Heroic vs. Sphinx vs. TiDB vs. Trafodion

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NameDgraph  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed and scalable native Graph DBMSTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.Transactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelGraph DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.62
Rank#135  Overall
#10  Graph DBMS
Score0.51
Rank#230  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Score6.35
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Search engines
Score2.34
Rank#117  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Score0.53
Rank#226  Overall
#110  Relational DBMS
Websitedgraph.iospotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexsphinxsearch.compingcap.comtrafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationdgraph.io/­docsspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stabletrafodion.apache.org
DeveloperDgraph Labs, Inc.SpotifySphinx Technologies Inc.PingCAP, Inc.Apache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release20162014200120162014
Current release3.2.1, January 20204.0, July 20202.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageGoJavaC++Go, RustC++, Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia Elasticsearchyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)yesyes
APIs and other access methodsGraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
Proprietary protocolJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonononoJava Stored Procedures
Triggersnonononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedhorizontal partitioning (by key range)Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSynchronous replication via RaftyesnoneUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.yes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes infowith TiSpark Connectoryes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono infocurrently only supported in syntaxyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoPlanned for future releasesnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
DgraphHeroicSphinxTiDBTrafodion
Specific characteristicsTiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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Competitive advantagesHorizontally scalable transactional graph database with fast arbitrary-depth joins...
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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosTiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersShopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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Market metrics25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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