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DBMS > Riak KV vs. RocksDB vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison Riak KV vs. RocksDB vs. SwayDB

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NameRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)An embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesKey-value storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.88
Rank#63  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score3.82
Rank#87  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
Score0.04
Rank#327  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Websiteriak.com/­products/­riak-kvrocksdb.orgswaydb.io
Technical documentationgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperBasho TechnologiesFacebook, Inc.Simer Plaha
Initial release200920132018
Current release2.1.0, April 20156.22.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageErlangC++Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonono
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.nonono
Secondary indexesrestrictednono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
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++
Java
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScript and Erlangnono
Triggersyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"nonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factornonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infolinks between data sets can be storednono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonono

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