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

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NameAgensGraph  Xexclude from comparisonArangoDB  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 PostgreSQLNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.BigchainDB 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
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Document storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
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Score0.04
Rank#323  Overall
#31  Graph DBMS
#134  Relational DBMS
Score5.73
Rank#62  Overall
#10  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#9  Key-value stores
#8  Search engines
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.netwww.arangodb.comwww.bigchaindb.comwww.citusdata.comwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationbitnine.net/­documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stablebigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.citusdata.comwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperBitnine Global Inc.ArangoDB Inc.
Initial release20162012201620102014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release2.1, December 20183.6.0, January 20208.1, December 201810 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen 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 languageCC++PythonCC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinuxLinux
macOS
Data schemedepending on used data modelschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashnoyesyes
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.nonoyes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalityyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnonoyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsCypher Query Language
JDBC
AQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
CLI 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
C#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
Go
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 proceduresyesJavaScriptuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.user defined functions
Triggersnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesno, but can be realized using table inheritanceSharding infosince version 2.0ShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication with configurable replication factorselectable replication factorSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes inforelationships in graphsnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AgensGraphArangoDBBigchainDBCitusPostgres-XL
Specific characteristicsOne Engine. One Query Language. Multiple Data Models. ArangoDB is an open source...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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Typical application scenariosNative multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 9000 stargazers on...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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