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System Properties Comparison MariaDB vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. Oracle NoSQL vs. Solr

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NameMariaDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL 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.Widely used in-process key-value storeKey-value store based on Berkeley DB Java EditionA widely used distributed, scalable search engine based on Apache Lucene
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Key-value storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score91.61
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score3.56
Rank#87  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
#2  Native XML DBMS
Score4.17
Rank#79  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
Score51.62
Rank#20  Overall
#3  Search engines
Websitemariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
www.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.htmlwww.oracle.com/­database/­nosql/­index.htmllucene.apache.org/­solr
Technical documentationmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­librarydocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.htmldocs.oracle.com/­cd/­NOSQL/­index.htmllucene.apache.org/­solr/­resources.html
DeveloperMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
Oracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OracleOracleApache Software Foundation
Initial release2009199420112006
Current release10.4.12, January 202018.1 (Core), June 201819.5, November 20198.6.2, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availableOpen Source infocommercial license availableOpen Source infoApache V2 for Community Edition, proprietary license for Enterprise EditionOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++C, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)JavaJava
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
AIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Linux
Solaris SPARC/x86
All OS with a Java VM inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)
Data schemeyes infoDynamic columns are supportedschema-freeoptional, scheme definition possible with AVRO or in 'table-style'yes infoDynamic Fields enables on-the-fly addition of new fields
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnooptionalyes infosupports customizable data types and automatic typing
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.yesyes infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML editionnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availableSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSolr Parallel SQL Interface
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
RESTful HTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Perl
Python
Tcl
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3nonoJava plugins
Triggersyesyes infoonly for the SQL APInoyes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesHorizontal partitioning, sharding with Spider storage engine or Galera cluster infoPartitioning by range, list, hash, keynoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infousing MariaDB Galera Cluster
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationElectable source-replica replication per shardyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonowith Hadoop integrationspark-solr: github.com/­lucidworks/­spark-solr and streaming expressions to reduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage enginenonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACIDconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)optimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infowith MEMORY storage engineyesyes infooff heap cacheyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoAccess rights for users and rolesyes
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MariaDBOracle Berkeley DBOracle NoSQLSolr
Specific characteristicsOpen source database from the creators of MySQL, enhanced with enterprise tools and...
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Oracle NoSQL Database is a scalable , distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide...
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Competitive advantagesHigh availability, scalability, performance beyond MySQL and other databases.
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Data can be modeled as relational-database-style tables, JSON documents, RDF Triples...
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Typical application scenariosWeb, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Internet of Things where large volume of data needs to be stored and processed very...
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Key customersBooking.com, Wikipedia, Google, Canal+, ClubMed, Deutsche Telekom, La Poste, Virgin...
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Large credit card company Airbus NTT Docomo Global rewards company
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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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Oracle NoSQL Database is used by hundreds of companies around the world. Oracle NoSQL...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOracle NoSQL Database Enterprise Edition can be purchased under the Oracle Commercial...
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