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System Properties Comparison GridGain vs. Ignite vs. XTDB

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NameGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonXTDB infoformerly named Crux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.A general purpose database with bitemporal SQL and Datalog and graph queries
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.41
Rank#129  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
#63  Relational DBMS
Score5.50
Rank#78  Overall
#10  Key-value stores
#41  Relational DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#361  Overall
#53  Document stores
Websitewww.gridgain.comignite.apache.orggithub.com/­xtdb/­xtdb
xtdb.com
Technical documentationwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestapacheignite.readme.io/­docsxtdb.com/­docs
DeveloperGridGain Systems, Inc.Apache Software FoundationJuxt Ltd.
Initial release200720152019
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.1Apache Ignite 2.61.19, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMIT License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC++, Java, .NetClojure
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java 8 (and higher) VM
Linux
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes, extensible-data-notation format
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLlimited SQL, making use of Apache Calcite
APIs and other access methodsHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
HTTP REST
JDBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)yes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)no
Triggersyes (cache interceptors and events)yes (cache interceptors and events)no
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)yes (replicated cache)yes, each node contains all data
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)yes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, flexibel persistency by using storage technologies like Apache Kafka, RocksDB or LMDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsSecurity Hooks for custom implementations

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