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DBMS > AgensGraph vs. AlaSQL vs. BigchainDB vs. Citus vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison AgensGraph vs. AlaSQL vs. BigchainDB vs. Citus vs. Postgres-XL

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NameAgensGraph  Xexclude from comparisonAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCitus  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMulti-model database supporting relational and graph data models and built upon PostgreSQLJavaScript DBMS libraryBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Document store
Relational DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.04
Rank#323  Overall
#31  Graph DBMS
#134  Relational DBMS
Score0.60
Rank#209  Overall
#31  Document stores
#102  Relational DBMS
Score0.77
Rank#184  Overall
#28  Document stores
Score1.18
Rank#152  Overall
#74  Relational DBMS
Score0.51
Rank#219  Overall
#105  Relational DBMS
Websitebitnine.netalasql.orgwww.bigchaindb.comwww.citusdata.comwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationbitnine.net/­documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.citusdata.comwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperBitnine Global Inc.Andrey Gershun & Mathias R. Wulff
Initial release20162014201620102014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release2.1, December 20188.1, December 201810 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageCJavaScriptPythonCC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)LinuxLinuxLinux
macOS
Data schemedepending on used data modelschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnonoyesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nononoyes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalityyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.noyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsCypher Query Language
JDBC
JavaScript APICLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
Java
JavaScript
Python
JavaScriptGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.user defined functions
Triggersnoyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesno, but can be realized using table inheritancenoneShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneselectable replication factorSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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