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System Properties Comparison MySQL vs. RavenDB vs. Riak KV

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NameMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used open source RDBMSOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIDocument storeKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1202.10
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score3.47
Rank#94  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score6.63
Rank#64  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Websitewww.mysql.comravendb.netriak.com/­products/­riak-kv
Technical documentationdev.mysql.com/­docravendb.net/­docs
DeveloperOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunHibernating RhinosBasho Technologies
Initial release199520102009
Current release8.0.29, April 20225.3, November 20212.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++C#Erlang
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono
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 indexesyesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language (RQL)no
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoproprietary syntaxyesJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersyesyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL FabricShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replicationselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage enginenono infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundleno
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MySQLRavenDBRiak KV
Specific characteristicsRavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesRavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosIoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersToyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsRavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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