Table of Contents

1.2 GridDB Editions

There are currently two distinct versions of GridDB available. The information below is designed to help distinguish between the editions and help users arrive to the correct choice for their situation.

GridDB Community Edition (GridDB CE)
GridDB CE is available under the AGPLv3 as a high-performant, open-source NoSQL database built with scalability and fault tolerance in-mind. This is the only edition of GridDB that is open-source.

GridDB Standard Edition (GridDB SE)
A high-performant commerical NoSQL database. Included with the commercial license are tools, features, and the software support needed for critical big data applications.


Comparison of each edition are as follows:

 
SOFTWARE SUPPORT
Free Evaluation of SE does not include software support
Maintenance Releases x
Bug fixes/Patches x
Updates x
BASIC
Distributed Data Management
Transaction Management
DATA TYPE SUPPORT
Key-value data
Time-series data
Geometry data x
QUERY LANGUAGE
SQL Subset (TQL)
SCALABILITY
Offline expansion
Online expansion x
PERSISTENCY
In-Memory and Disk
API
Java
C
ADMINISTRATIVE TOOL
Offline backup
Online backup x
Export/import x
Differential backup function x
Management GUI x
Status Acquisition

License Types

Subscription License: A license that can only be used during the contract period service