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DBMS > SingleStore vs. Spark SQL vs. TypeDB

System Properties Comparison SingleStore vs. Spark SQL vs. TypeDB

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NameSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table typeSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
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Score6.03
Rank#62  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score19.56
Rank#34  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Score1.01
Rank#202  Overall
#19  Graph DBMS
#92  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.singlestore.comspark.apache.org/­sqltypedb.com
Technical documentationdocs.singlestore.comspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmltypedb.com/­docs
DeveloperSingleStore Inc.Apache Software FoundationVaticle
Initial release201320142016
Current release8.5, January 20243.5.0 ( 2.13), September 20232.26.3, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++, GoScalaJava
Server operating systemsLinux info64 bit version requiredLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut no triggers and foreign keysSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsCluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
MongoDB API
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
gRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
Supported programming languagesBash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Python
R
Scala
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infohash partitioningyes, utilizing Spark CoreSharding infoby using Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodesnoneMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculationsyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.yesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained access control via users, groups and rolesnoyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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SingleStore infoformer name was MemSQLSpark SQLTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsSingleStore offers a fully-managed , distributed, highly-scalable SQL database designed...
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TypeDB is a polymorphic database with a conceptual data model, a strong subtyping...
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Competitive advantagesSingleStore’s competitive advantages include: Easy and Simplified Architecture with...
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TypeDB provides a new level of expressivity, extensibility, interoperability, and...
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Typical application scenariosDriving Fast Analytics: SingleStore delivers the fastest and most scalable reporting...
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Life sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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Key customersIEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
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Market metricsCustomers in various industries worldwide including US and International Industry...
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Licensing and pricing modelsF ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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Apache f or language drivers, and AGPL and Commercial for the database server. The...
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