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System Properties Comparison RocksDB vs. TiDB vs. VoltDB

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NameRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)TiDB is an open source distributed SQL database that supports Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) workloads. It is MySQL compatible and features horizontal scalability, strong consistency, and high availability.Distributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score3.65
Rank#85  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
Score4.66
Rank#70  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score1.44
Rank#158  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Websiterocksdb.orgpingcap.comwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikidocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stabledocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperFacebook, Inc.PingCAP, Inc.VoltDB Inc.
Initial release201320162010
Current release8.11.4, April 20248.0.0, March 202411.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Go, RustJava, C++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxLinux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Java API
GORM
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
SQLAlchemy
Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJava
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioninghorizontal partitioning (by key range)Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infowith TiSpark Connectorno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infofull support since version 6.6no infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoFine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers and roles with access to stored procedures
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Specific characteristicsTiDB is an advanced open-source, distributed SQL database for modern application...
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Competitive advantages- HORIZONTAL SCALING : TiDB grants total transparency into your data workloads without...
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Typical application scenariosTiDB is ideal for transactional applications that require extreme scalability and...
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Key customersBlock, Pinterest, Catalyst, Bolt, Flipkart, Capcom, Shopee (E-commerce), JD Cloud...
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Market metrics34K+ GitHub stars 5K+ members in TiDB Community Slack 1K+ community contributors...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTiDB Community : Free open source software (Apache 2.0) TiDB Self-Hosted : Enterprise...
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