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System Properties Comparison RocksDB vs. ScyllaDB vs. YugabyteDB

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NameRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)Cassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column storeHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire and feature compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelKey-value storeWide column storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value storeDocument store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.41
Rank#86  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
Score4.08
Rank#76  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score2.63
Rank#109  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websiterocksdb.orgwww.scylladb.comwww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikidocs.scylladb.comdocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperFacebook, Inc.ScyllaDBYugabyte Inc.
Initial release201320152017
Current release9.2.1, May 2024ScyllaDB Open Source 5.4.1, January 20242.19, September 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Scylla Cloud: Create real-time applications that run at global scale with Scylla Cloud, the industry’s most powerful NoSQL DBaaSYugabyteDB Managed is the fully managed database-as-a-service offering of YugabyteDB. Get started quickly, and effortlessly ensure continuous availability and limitless scale of your cloud native applications.
Implementation languageC++C++C and C++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxLinux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freedepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 indexesnoyes infocluster global secondary indicesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Java API
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
JDBC
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
YSQL - a fully relational SQL API that is wire compatible with the SQL language in PostgreSQL
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, Luayes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningShardingHash and Range Sharding, row-level geo-partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Strong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoin-memory tablesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per objectyes
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RocksDBScyllaDBYugabyteDB
Specific characteristicsScyllaDB is engineered to deliver predictable performance at scale. It’s adopted...
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YugabyteDB is an open source distributed SQL database for cloud native transactional...
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Competitive advantagesHighly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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PostgreSQL compatible: Get instantly productive with a PostgreSQL compatible RDBMS....
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Typical application scenariosScyllaDB is ideal for applications that require high throughput and low latency at...
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Systems of record and engagement for cloud native applications that require resilience,...
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Key customersDiscord, Epic Games, Expedia, Zillow, Comcast, Disney+ Hotstar, Samsung, ShareChat,...
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Market metricsScyllaDB typically offers ~75% total cost of ownership savings, with ~5X higher throughput...
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2 Million+ lifetime clusters deployed, 6.5K+ GitHub stars, 7K YugabyteDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsScyllaDB Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) ScyllaDB Enterprise - subscription-based...
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Apache 2.0 license for the database
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