We are constantly working on Crate and adding new Features. Find here the newest ones.

Crate 0.55, Our Biggest Release Yet?

July 8, 2016


Crate is regularly updated, so we don't normally write a blog post for each release, but our forthcoming 0.55 release is so chock-full of features that we felt it deserved something special. It's not quite ready yet, but here's a few things to look forward to.

Improving on Joins

December 16, 2015


Christian Haudum

We've doubled the JOINs performance for almost all queries, and removed many of the previously existing restrictions!

Generated Columns in Crate 0.54.0

December 17, 2015


Ruslan Kovalov

Crate are pleased to announce the support of generated columns. The new functionality will be available from the fresh 0.54.0 testing release!

How we chose the Facebook Presto SQL Parser for Crate

June 4, 2014


Bernd Dorn

Crate is an elastic SQL Data Store. We created it to provide a quick and powerful massively scalable backend for data intensive (or analytics) apps...

Using Elasticsearch as Part of the Crate Data Store

June 15, 2014


Bernd Dorn

This post will describe how we\u2019re using Elasticsearch as part of Crate. Crate is an open source data store for any data. Crate is a...

Using Crate As a BLOB Store

July 2, 2014


Jodok Batlogg

Crate provides BLOB storage so you can persistently store and retrieve BLOB \u2013 typically pictures, videos or large unstructured files, providing a fully distributed cluster...

Geospatial Queries with Crate

July 12, 2014


Christian Haudum

Crate is a simple to use database backend for many applications. Nowadays a huge percentage of data is geo-tagged already, no matter whether it comes...

Crate.IO releases support for JOINs and Geo shapes at DockerCon 15

November 16, 2015


A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, and takes a whole lot of steps to get where we know we want...

Backing up and Restoring Crate Databases

November 30, 2015


Our databases contain valuable and business critical information and whilst there have always been manual ways to create restorable backups of Crate databases, as of version 0.53, we are pleased to announce the 'Snapshots' feature.