CrateDB in Comparison

How the simply scalable SQL database CrateDB compares to NoSQL, NewSQL, Time Series, and others.

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Real-time SQL with the data
flexibility and scalability of NoSQL

CrateDB is a distributed SQL database built on top of a NoSQL foundation (for storage, indexing, and networking), and it’s a best fit if you need:

To ingest a fire hose of data

Millions of inserts per second

Query versatility

Real-time, time series, geospatial, text search, AI, …

Data versatility

Dynamic schemas of structured or unstructured data

Simple scalability

Grow the DB easily to handle more data or users

Industrial time series

Better price-performance and analytics for smart factories than InfluxDB, Timestream, and others.

CrateDB in Comparison to other Databases

Here’s a high-level comparison of CrateDB versus other database categories:

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Benchmark Series

CrateDB vs. PostgreSQL Query Performance

In a benchmark querying 314 million rows of sensor readings, CrateDB provided 33x better price-performance than PostgreSQL.

Resource Library

CrateDB Comparison Resources

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CrateDB, MongoDB and Cassandra

Learn how CrateDB data model and querying ca­pa­bilities compare with Mon­goDB and Cassandra.

CrateDB versus

CrateDB versus Traditional RDBMS

Learn how CrateDB com­pares to traditional RDBMS like Ora­cle, SQL Server, MySQL, and PostgresSQL.

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CrateDB vs. Time Series Databases

Learn about functional differences between CrateDB time series and databases like InfluxDB.

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CrateDB vs. Elasticsearch

Let us guide you through the differences in the CrateDB and Elasticsearch experience.