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

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NameAgensGraph  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 PostgreSQLBigchainDB 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 storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.07
Rank#309  Overall
#31  Graph DBMS
#135  Relational DBMS
Score0.78
Rank#188  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score1.41
Rank#146  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score0.55
Rank#220  Overall
#108  Relational DBMS
Websitebitnine.netwww.bigchaindb.comwww.citusdata.comwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationbitnine.net/­documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.citusdata.comwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperBitnine Global Inc.
Initial release2016201620102014 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 infoAGPL v3Open Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCPythonCC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinuxLinux
macOS
Data schemedepending on used data modelschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsCypher Query Language
JDBC
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
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 proceduresyesuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.user defined functions
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesno, but can be realized using table inheritanceShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationselectable replication factorSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes,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-standardyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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