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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL vs. HBase vs. Microsoft Access vs. Postgres-XL vs. Sphinx

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NameAlibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL infoformer name was HybridDB  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  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 BigTableMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.41
Rank#230  Overall
#109  Relational DBMS
Score48.66
Rank#23  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score116.54
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.53
Rank#215  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Score6.54
Rank#55  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hybriddb-postgresqlhbase.apache.orgproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.postgres-xl.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­35387.htmhbase.apache.orgmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperAlibaba / Pivotal Software Inc. / PostgreSQL Global Development GroupApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetMicrosoftSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2016200819922014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2001
Current release2.2.0, June 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201910 R1, October 20183.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++CC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free, schema definition possibleyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptions to bring your own types, AVROyesyesno
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.yesnoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes infodistributed, parallel query executionSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
Java
Perl
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoCoprocessors in Javayes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingnonehorizontal partitioningSharding 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 serviceMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
nonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID infoMVCCno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes 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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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