Citus vs Crux

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Citus

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Crux

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Citus vs Crux (open source): What are the differences?

What is Citus? Worry-free Postgres for SaaS. Built to scale out. Citus is worry-free Postgres for SaaS. Made to scale out, Citus is an extension to Postgres that distributes queries across any number of servers. Citus is available as open source, as on-prem software, and as a fully-managed service.

What is Crux (open source)? Open Time Store. An open source document database with bitemporal graph queries. Follows an unbundled architectural approach, which means that it is assembled from highly decoupled components through the use of semi-immutable logs at the core of its design.

Citus and Crux (open source) can be categorized as "Databases" tools.

Some of the features offered by Citus are:

  • Multi-Node Scalable PostgreSQL
  • Built-in Replication and High Availability
  • Real-time Reads/Writes On Multiple Nodes

On the other hand, Crux (open source) provides the following key features:

  • Bitemporal modeling
  • Schemaless
  • Unbundled

Citus and Crux (open source) are both open source tools. Citus with 3.65K GitHub stars and 275 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Crux (open source) with 448 GitHub stars and 21 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Citus
Pros of Crux
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    Multi-core Parallel Processing
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    Drop-in PostgreSQL replacement
  • 2
    Distributed with Auto-Sharding
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    Native bitemporality
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    Graph queries
  • 1
    Document oriented
  • 1
    Open & Extensible

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What is Citus?

It's an extension to Postgres that distributes data and queries in a cluster of multiple machines. Its query engine parallelizes incoming SQL queries across these servers to enable human real-time (less than a second) responses on large datasets.

What is Crux?

An open source document database with bitemporal graph queries. Follows an unbundled architectural approach, which means that it is assembled from highly decoupled components through the use of semi-immutable logs at the core of its design.

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