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NameAlibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL infoformer name was HybridDB  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn online MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) data warehousing service based on GreenplumWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.45
Rank#228  Overall
#110  Relational DBMS
Score49.11
Rank#22  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score0.29
Rank#257  Overall
#118  Relational DBMS
Score6.45
Rank#57  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hybriddb-postgresqlhbase.apache.orggoogle.github.io/­lovefieldsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­35387.htmhbase.apache.orggithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAlibaba / Pivotal Software Inc. / PostgreSQL Global Development GroupApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetGoogleSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2016200820142001
Current release2.2.0, June 20192.1.12, February 20173.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free, schema definition possibleyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptions to bring your own types, AVROyesno
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
Java
Perl
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
JavaScriptC++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoCoprocessors in Javanono
TriggersyesyesUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
nonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACnono

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