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System Properties Comparison Dgraph vs. LeanXcale vs. YugabyteDB

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NameDgraph  Xexclude from comparisonLeanXcale  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed and scalable native Graph DBMSA highly scalable full ACID SQL database with fast NoSQL data ingestion and GIS capabilitiesHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire and feature compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelGraph DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.58
Rank#138  Overall
#11  Graph DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#283  Overall
#42  Key-value stores
#131  Relational DBMS
Score1.84
Rank#128  Overall
#63  Relational DBMS
Websitedgraph.iowww.leanxcale.comwww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationdgraph.io/­docsdocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperDgraph Labs, Inc.LeanXcaleYugabyte Inc.
Initial release201620152017
Current release2.6, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeyesdepending on used data model
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infothrough Apache Derbyyes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsGraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
proprietary key/value interface
Spark Connector
JDBC
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
YSQL - a fully relational SQL API that is wire compatible with the SQL language in PostgreSQL
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
Java
Scala
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyesHash and Range Sharding, row-level geo-partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSynchronous replication via RaftBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoPlanned for future releasesyes
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DgraphLeanXcaleYugabyteDB
Specific characteristicsFull ACID and full SQL operational database with analytical queries over operational...
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YugabyteDB is an open source distributed SQL database for cloud native transactional...
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Competitive advantagesHorizontally scalable transactional graph database with fast arbitrary-depth joins...
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Linear scalability upto 100s of nodes (tested with 100 nodes and TPC-C).
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PostgreSQL compatible: Get instantly productive with a PostgreSQL compatible RDBMS....
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Typical application scenariosHybrid Transactional-Analytical Processing (HTAP) requiring an operational database...
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Systems of record and engagement for cloud native applications that require resilience,...
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Key customersbanking/finance/fintech, telco, insurance, traveltech, M2M/IoT, retail
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Market metrics15 beta testers
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900,000+ lifetime clusters deployed 5.5K+ GitHub stars 4.3K+ YugabyteDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsannual fee covering license and support based on number of physical cores
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Apache 2.0 license for the database
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