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NameTiDB
DescriptionTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.00
Rank#136  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Websitepingcap.com
Technical documentationpingcap.com/­docs
DeveloperPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release2016
Current release2.0.5, July 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageGo, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno
Triggersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
More information provided by the system vendor
TiDB
Specific characteristics

TiDB is an open source distributed scalable hybrid transactional and analytical processing (HTAP) database built by PingCAP.

TiDB Specific Characteristics:

  1. Horizontal scalability​
  2. MySQL compatibility
  3. Distributed transaction
  4. Cloud native architecture
  5. No need for ETL
  6. High availability
Competitive advantages

In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one database for online transactional processing (OLTP) and another for online analytical processing (OLAP). Seeing no good solution that can do both in real-time, PingCAP cofounders decided to build a globally scalable Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database the open-source way.

TiDB aims to break down this separation by building an HTAP database that enables real-time business analysis based on live transactional data. With TiDB, engineers can now spend less time managing multiple database solutions, and more time delivering business value for their companies and customers.

Typical application scenarios

TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB, the stateless SQL layer compatible with MySQL, for OLTP and ad-hoc OLAP workload, and TiSpark, the TiDB connector for Spark, to process complex OLAP queries.

Use Case Scenarios:

  1. Amount of data is too large for a standalone database
  2. Don’t want to use manual sharding solutions
  3. Access mode has no obvious hotspot
  4. Must have transactions, strong consistency, and disaster recovery

For more information, see best scenarios for TiDB.

Key customers
  • Bank of Beijing (Banking)
  • Mobike (Ridesharing)
  • Toutiao (Media) 
  • Phoenix TV (Media)
  • Ele.me (Catering)
  • Qunar.com (Travel)
  • Yiguo.com (E-commerce)
  • GAEA (Gaming)
  • YOOZOO GAMES (Gaming) 
  • FUNYOURS JAPAN (Gaming) 
  • Wanda Internet Technology Group (Big Data)
  • 360 Financial (FinTech)

See more TiDB customers.

Market metrics
  1. One of the most popular NewSQL databases.

  2. 12000+ stars on GitHub​

  3. 180+ community contributors and 200+ production users

  4. TiDB was selected to be on the CNCF Cloud Native Landscape ‘Database and Data Warehouse’ in June 2017. 

  5. A cloud-native HTAP database on UCIoud and Tencent Cloud


Licensing and pricing models

Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service subscription model.

News

Always Fun, Always On: How TiDB Helps iQiyi Deliver Streaming Videos to Its 421 Million Monthly Users
18 October 2018

Launching TiDB Academy, First Course-“Distributed Database with TiDB for MySQL DBAs”
16 October 2018

PingCAP Raises $50 Million in Series C Round, Sets Eyes on Global Expansion, Cross-Cloud Offering, and More Core Technology Investment
11 September 2018

TiDB Reaches the 200 Contributors Milestone
30 August 2018

9 Why's to Ask When Evaluating a Distributed Database
17 August 2018

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Recent citations in the news

How TiDB combines OLTP and OLAP in a distributed database
17 October 2018, InfoWorld

PingCAP Raises $50 Million in Series C Round, and Yunqi Partners Offers Supports in Three Consecutive Rounds
1 October 2018, PR Newswire (press release)

TiDB developer PingCAP wants to expand in North America after raising $50M Series C
11 September 2018, TechCrunch

NewSQL database startup PingCAP raises $50M to expand its ecosystem
12 September 2018, SiliconANGLE News (blog)

The Hybrid Database Capturing Perishable Insights at Yiguo
22 February 2018, Datanami

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