Use familiar SQL syntax for real time distributed queries across a cluster. Crate is based on the Lucene / Elasticsearch ecosystem with built-in support for binary objects (BLOBs).
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Easy to setup distributed database for apps and services at scale. The perfect fit for ephemeral distributed environments like Docker. Ready-to use for SQL and ORM users.
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Crate vs MySQL
Crate makes scaling a breeze, while still using standard SQL syntax. It offers auto-sharding and replication, super-fast multi index queries, distributed aggregations and sort, lightning-fast full-text search, and super simple cluster management. Cut the number of nodes in half while gaining a 10-20x performance increase.
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Crate vs Cassandra
Cassandra is great for writes but not so much for reads and requires more constraining schema definitions. Crate offers outstanding full-text search, SQL interface, dynamic cluster resizing, auto-rebalancing, powerful concurrent reads and writes, and the flexibility to grow by allowing aggregates and sorting fields to be changed at anytime.
Crate vs MongoDB
No need for a team of specialists to run and scale your cluster. A Crate cluster is extremely simply to scale and manage. Faster aggregations, powerful full-text search, binary object store (BLOB) support, a permissive license, the ability to combine schemas with JSON (unstructured) in one database, as well as the ability to query with SQL standard syntax make Crate a better choice.
Crate rocks ...
- ... as a resilient, distributed SQL database for container and microservice-driven environments with automatic sharding and replication.
- ... as a "post-Hadoop/next-gen Vertica" solution with accurate distributed distinct aggregations and real time MapReduce via standard SQL queries built on top of Lucene / Elasticsearch.ecosystem.
- ... to drastically increase performance and scalability of your MySQL or MongoDB cluster while supporting structured and unstructured data.
- ... if you process semistructured/dynamic data, including geospatial data. Crate supports binary objects as well.
- ... as a horizontally scaling database for applications that require powerful full-text search and flexible schemas.
- ... as flexible deployment solution either local (for dev), on bare metal, cloud VMs, containers.