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System Properties Comparison GridDB vs. MariaDB vs. OpenTSDB vs. Sphinx vs. XAP

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NameGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. With MariaDB ColumnStore a column-oriented storage engine is available too.Scalable Time Series DBMS based on HBaseOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engineDocument store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
Object oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.45
Rank#216  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score88.35
Rank#13  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score1.99
Rank#111  Overall
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score6.69
Rank#51  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.82
Rank#164  Overall
#25  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websitegriddb.netmariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
opentsdb.netsphinxsearch.comwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationgriddb.net/­en/­docs/­documents/­1-1_what-is-griddb.phpmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­libraryopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docsdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperToshiba CorporationMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
currently maintained by Yahoo and other contributorsSphinx Technologies Inc.Gigaspaces Technologies
Initial release20132009201120012000
Current release4.2, June 201910.4.12, January 20203.1.1, October 201814.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availableOpen Source infoLGPLOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC++C and C++JavaC++Java, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
Linux
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infoDynamic columns are supportedschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyesnumeric data for metrics, strings for tagsnoyes
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 infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL92 (advanced edition only), SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)yes infowith proprietary extensionsnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)SQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
HTTP API
Telnet API
Proprietary protocolGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3nonoyes
Triggersyesyesnonoyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingHorizontal partitioning, sharding with Spider storage engine or Galera cluster infoPartitioning by range, list, hash, keySharding infobased on HBaseSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication infousing MariaDB Galera Cluster
Master-slave replication
selectable replication factor infobased on HBasenoneMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsnononoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infobased on HBaseImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infonot for MyISAM storage enginenonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID at container levelACID infonot for MyISAM storage enginenonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infowith MEMORY storage enginenoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnonoRole-based access control
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GridDBMariaDBOpenTSDBSphinxXAP
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Open source database from the creators of MySQL, enhanced with enterprise tools and...
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Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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High availability, scalability, performance beyond MySQL and other databases.
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Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Web, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Booking.com, Wikipedia, Google, Canal+, ClubMed, Deutsche Telekom, La Poste, Virgin...
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Market metricsGitHub trending repository
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MariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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