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System Properties Comparison MariaDB vs. OpenSearch vs. StarRocks

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NameMariaDB  Xexclude from comparisonOpenSearch  Xexclude from comparisonStarRocks  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. MariaDB ColumnStore provides a column-oriented storage engine and MariaDB Xpand supports distributed SQL.A distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine forked from Elasticsearch and based on Apache LuceneAn open source, high-performance columnar analytical database that enables real-time, multi-dimensional, and highly concurrent data analytics infoForked from Apache Doris
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score93.21
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score16.36
Rank#37  Overall
#4  Search engines
Score1.04
Rank#189  Overall
#88  Relational DBMS
Websitemariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
github.com/­opensearch-project
opensearch.org
www.starrocks.io
Technical documentationmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­libraryopensearch.org/­docs/­latestdocs.starrocks.io/­en-us/­latest/­introduction/­StarRocks_intro
DeveloperMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
Amazon Web ServicesThe Linux Foundation infosince Feb 2023
Initial release2009 infoFork of MySQL, which was first released in 199520212020
Current release11.3.2, February 20242.5.0, January 20232.5.3, March 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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STACKIT MariaDB offers MariaDB in a fully managed version in enterprise grade, 100% GDPR-compliant.
  • STACKIT OpenSearch offers OpenSearch in a managed version in enterprise grade, 100% GDPR-compliant, for a wide range of applications like analytics, website search, offering scalability and fast data access.
  • Aiven for OpenSearch: Fully managed open source search and analytics suite. Out-of-the-box integrations get you up and running in a couple of clicks.
Implementation languageC and C++JavaC++, Java
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeyes infoDynamic columns are supportedschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JDBC
MySQL protocol
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby infoElasticsearch client
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3yesuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesseveral options for horizontal partitioning and ShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning (by range and hash)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage enginenono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage enginenono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infowith MEMORY storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole based access control and fine grained access rights
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MariaDBOpenSearchStarRocks
Specific characteristicsMariaDB is the most powerful open source relational database – modern SQL and JSON...
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OpenSearch is a highly scalable and extensible open-source software suite for search,...
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Competitive advantagesMariaDB Servers have many features unavailable in other open source relational databases....
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Distributed as fully open source under Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2), OpenSearch...
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Typical application scenariosWeb, SaaS and Cloud operational applications that require high availability, scalability...
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The OpenSearch platform is used across a broad range of search , analytics, and observability...
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Key customersDeutsche Bank, DBS Bank, Nasdaq, Red Hat, ServiceNow, Verizon and Walgreens Featured...
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Market metricsMariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMariaDB plc subscriptions cover our free, open source database, Community Server,...
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The OpenSearch Project offers open source software licensed under Apache License...
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