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System Properties Comparison Riak KV vs. RocksDB

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NameRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesKey-value store
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Score4.01
Rank#79  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Score3.41
Rank#86  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
Websiterocksdb.org
Technical documentationwww.tiot.jp/­riak-docs/­riak/­kv/­latestgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperOpenSource, formerly Basho TechnologiesFacebook, Inc.
Initial release20092013
Current release3.2.0, December 20229.2.1, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageErlangC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono
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.nono
Secondary indexesrestrictedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC 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
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresErlangno
Triggersyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infolinks between data sets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, using Riak Securityno

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