Citus vs MariaDB vs ToroDB

Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Citus
Citus

29
30
+ 1
8
MariaDB
MariaDB

4.1K
3K
+ 1
472
ToroDB
ToroDB

0
3
+ 1
0

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 MariaDB?

Started by core members of the original MySQL team, MariaDB actively works with outside developers to deliver the most featureful, stable, and sanely licensed open SQL server in the industry. MariaDB is designed as a drop-in replacement of MySQL(R) with more features, new storage engines, fewer bugs, and better performance.

What is ToroDB?

ToroDB is an open source, document-oriented, JSON database that runs on top of PostgreSQL, providing storage and I/O savings and ACID semantics. ToroDB is MongoDB-compatible, so you can use Mongo clients to connect to it.
Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Why do developers choose Citus?
Why do developers choose MariaDB?
Why do developers choose ToroDB?
    Be the first to leave a pro

    Sign up to add, upvote and see more prosMake informed product decisions

      Be the first to leave a con
        Be the first to leave a con
          Be the first to leave a con
          What companies use Citus?
          What companies use MariaDB?
          What companies use ToroDB?
            No companies found

            Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

            What tools integrate with Citus?
            What tools integrate with MariaDB?
            What tools integrate with ToroDB?

            Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

            What are some alternatives to Citus, MariaDB, and ToroDB?
            CockroachDB
            Cockroach Labs is the company building CockroachDB, an open source, survivable, strongly consistent, scale-out SQL database.
            TimescaleDB
            TimescaleDB: An open-source database built for analyzing time-series data with the power and convenience of SQL — on premise, at the edge, or in the cloud.
            MySQL
            The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
            PostgreSQL
            PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system that supports an extended subset of the SQL standard, including transactions, foreign keys, subqueries, triggers, user-defined types and functions.
            MongoDB
            MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
            See all alternatives
            Decisions about Citus, MariaDB, and ToroDB
            StackShare Editors
            StackShare Editors
            MySQL
            MySQL
            MariaDB
            MariaDB

            Airbnb’s web experience is powered by a Rails monolith, called Monorail, that talks to several different Java services. MySQL databases store business data and are partitioned by functionality, with messages and calendar management, for example, stored separately from the main booking flow in their own databases.

            As traffic to the site continued growing, though, “one notable resource issue with MySQL databases [was] the increasing number of database connections from application servers.”

            Airbnb uses AWS’s Relational Database Service (RDS) to power their MySQL instances, and “RDS uses the community edition of MySQL server, which employs a one-thread-per-connection model of connection management.” With Airbnb’s scale, this meant that their databases would hit the C10K problem, which states that “there is an upper bound in the number of connections that MySQL server can accept and serve without dramatically increasing the number of threads running, which severely degrades MySQL server performance.”

            When an RDS MySQL server hits resource limits, users will have trouble connecting to the site.

            MySQL does have dynamic thread pooling, but it’s only available in the enterprise edition; AWS MySQL RDS, though, doesn’t offer this feature, meaning Airbnb didn’t have access to dynamic thread pooling out-of-the-box.

            After surveying several options, the team chose MariaDB MaxScale, which is “a MySQL database proxy that supports intelligent query routing in between client applications and a set of backend MySQL servers.”

            Instead of using the MariaDB MaxScale off-the-shelf, however, they decided to fork it and implement their own version that would include connection pooling. Other MaxScale features, like request throttling and query blocklisting were implemented as well.

            To enable horizontal scaling of the web application, the team deployed a MaxScale database proxy service in between app servers and MySQL servers. Through the service discovery system SmartStack, applications now “discover and connect to the database proxy service instead of the MySQL database,” allowing horizontal scaling to meet capacity demands.

            Additionally, new Airbnb MaxScale proxy server instances can be launched to further enable horizontal scaling.

            See more
            Dan Robinson
            Dan Robinson
            at Heap, Inc. · | 16 upvotes · 55.7K views
            atHeapHeap
            PostgreSQL
            PostgreSQL
            Citus
            Citus
            #DataStores
            #Databases

            PostgreSQL was an easy early decision for the founding team. The relational data model fit the types of analyses they would be doing: filtering, grouping, joining, etc., and it was the database they knew best.

            Shortly after adopting PG, they discovered Citus, which is a tool that makes it easy to distribute queries. Although it was a young project and a fork of Postgres at that point, Dan says the team was very available, highly expert, and it wouldn’t be very difficult to move back to PG if they needed to.

            The stuff they forked was in query execution. You could treat the worker nodes like regular PG instances. Citus also gave them a ton of flexibility to make queries fast, and again, they felt the data model was the best fit for their application.

            #DataStores #Databases

            See more
            Dan Robinson
            Dan Robinson
            at Heap, Inc. · | 14 upvotes · 60.3K views
            atHeapHeap
            Heap
            Heap
            Citus
            Citus
            PostgreSQL
            PostgreSQL
            Kafka
            Kafka
            Node.js
            Node.js
            #MessageQueue
            #Databases
            #FrameworksFullStack

            At Heap, we searched for an existing tool that would allow us to express the full range of analyses we needed, index the event definitions that made up the analyses, and was a mature, natively distributed system.

            After coming up empty on this search, we decided to compromise on the “maturity” requirement and build our own distributed system around Citus and sharded PostgreSQL. It was at this point that we also introduced Kafka as a queueing layer between the Node.js application servers and Postgres.

            If we could go back in time, we probably would have started using Kafka on day one. One of the biggest benefits in adopting Kafka has been the peace of mind that it brings. In an analytics infrastructure, it’s often possible to make data ingestion idempotent.

            In Heap’s case, that means that, if anything downstream from Kafka goes down, we won’t lose any data – it’s just going to take a bit longer to get to its destination. We also learned that you want the path between data hitting your servers and your initial persistence layer (in this case, Kafka) to be as short and simple as possible, since that is the surface area where a failure means you can lose customer data. We learned that it’s a very good fit for an analytics tool, since you can handle a huge number of incoming writes with relatively low latency. Kafka also gives you the ability to “replay” the data flow: it’s like a commit log for your whole infrastructure.

            #MessageQueue #Databases #FrameworksFullStack

            See more
            AWS Elastic Beanstalk
            AWS Elastic Beanstalk
            Heroku
            Heroku
            Ruby
            Ruby
            Rails
            Rails
            Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL
            Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL
            MariaDB
            MariaDB
            Microsoft SQL Server
            Microsoft SQL Server
            Amazon RDS
            Amazon RDS
            AWS Lambda
            AWS Lambda
            Python
            Python
            Redis
            Redis
            Memcached
            Memcached
            AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
            AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
            Amazon Elasticsearch Service
            Amazon Elasticsearch Service
            Amazon ElastiCache
            Amazon ElastiCache

            We initially started out with Heroku as our PaaS provider due to a desire to use it by our original developer for our Ruby on Rails application/website at the time. We were finding response times slow, it was painfully slow, sometimes taking 10 seconds to start loading the main page. Moving up to the next "compute" level was going to be very expensive.

            We moved our site over to AWS Elastic Beanstalk , not only did response times on the site practically become instant, our cloud bill for the application was cut in half.

            In database world we are currently using Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL also, we have both MariaDB and Microsoft SQL Server both hosted on Amazon RDS. The plan is to migrate to AWS Aurora Serverless for all 3 of those database systems.

            Additional services we use for our public applications: AWS Lambda, Python, Redis, Memcached, AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon ElastiCache

            See more
            Joshua Dean Küpper
            Joshua Dean Küpper
            CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 5 upvotes · 90.9K views
            atScrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
            MariaDB
            MariaDB
            PostgreSQL
            PostgreSQL
            GitLab
            GitLab
            Sentry
            Sentry

            We primarily use MariaDB but use PostgreSQL as a part of GitLab , Sentry and @Nextcloud , which (initially) forced us to use it anyways. While this isn't much of a decision – because we didn't have one (ha ha) – we learned to love the perks and advantages of PostgreSQL anyways. PostgreSQLs extension system makes it even more flexible than a lot of the other SQL-based DBs (that only offer stored procedures) and the additional JOIN options, the enhanced role management and the different authentication options came in really handy, when doing manual maintenance on the databases.

            See more
            Interest over time
            Reviews of Citus, MariaDB, and ToroDB
            Review ofMariaDBMariaDB

            MySQL was founded by Allan Larsson, Michael Widenius and David Axmark in the year 1995, 19 years ago. It was released under the name of co-founder Michael Widenius daughter, ‘My‘. This project was released under GNU General Public License as well as under certain Proprietary License. MySQL was owned by MySQL AB firm until it went into the hands of Oracle Corporation. It is written in Programming Language – C and C++ and is available for Windows, Linux, Solaris, MacOS and FreeBSD.

            In the year 2009, Michael Widenius started working on MarisDB as a fork of MySQL. In the year 2012 the bricks of nonprofit MariaDB Foundation was laid. It was named after the founder’s daughter Maria.

            MariaDB is a fork of MySQL Relational Database Management System which again is released under GNU General Public License. It is written in Programming Language – C, C++, Perl and Bash and is available for Systems Linux, Windows, Solaris, MacOS and FreeBSD.

            How developers use Citus, MariaDB, and ToroDB
            Avatar of Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
            Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses MariaDBMariaDB

            Aside from Redis, we use MariaDB to store long-term information like user-data and big-data like regeneration-information for our open-world servers. We extensively use the relational aspects of MariaDB in joins, nested queries and unions.

            Avatar of Seungkwon Park
            Seungkwon Park uses MariaDBMariaDB

            mysql보다 mariaDB가 join면에서 우수하다는 문서를 읽었습니다. 이 부분은 저의 블로그에서도 다뤘고 저의 word press 블로그는 mysql 대신 mariaDB 를 사용합니다.

            특히 limit 기능이 pagenation 처리를 할 때 너무 직관적이고 편해서 mariaDB, mysql을 사랑합니다.

            Avatar of Ana Phi Sancho
            Ana Phi Sancho uses MariaDBMariaDB

            Introduced in computer science course.managing relational database management systems, database analytics, and for data processing

            Avatar of nrise
            nrise uses MariaDBMariaDB

            수 백만개가 넘는 태그 키워드의 자동완성을 위해서 별도의 데이터베이스를 구축하였습니다. MariaDB 는 MySQL 을 포크한 프로젝트입니다. MySQL 과의 강력한 호환성을 지니며, 큰 튜닝 없이 강력한 성능을 보장합니다.

            Avatar of Dolls Kill
            Dolls Kill uses MariaDBMariaDB

            MariaDB has allowed us to easily scale out our DB cluster. Also has better replication tools than MySQL

            How much does Citus cost?
            How much does MariaDB cost?
            How much does ToroDB cost?
            Pricing unavailable