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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL vs. HBase vs. Sphinx vs. TerminusDB vs. Weaviate

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NameAlibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL infoformer name was HybridDB  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  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 BigTableOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databasesScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationshipsAn open-source GraphQL-based Smart Graph with the core features: semantic search, automatic classification, and knowledge representation
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeSearch engineGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
Search engine
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Score0.39
Rank#227  Overall
#107  Relational DBMS
Score50.15
Rank#22  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score6.49
Rank#52  Overall
#5  Search engines
Score0.02
Rank#330  Overall
#33  Graph DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#301  Overall
#28  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hybriddb-postgresqlhbase.apache.orgsphinxsearch.comterminusdb.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
www.semi.technology/­products/­weaviate.html
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­35387.htmhbase.apache.orgsphinxsearch.com/­docsterminusdb.com/­docswww.semi.technology/­documentation/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperAlibaba / Pivotal Software Inc. / PostgreSQL Global Development GroupApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetSphinx Technologies Inc.DataChemist Ltd.SeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release20162008200120182017
Current release2.2.0, June 20193.1.1, October 20181.0, 20180.22, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence availableOpen Source infoGPL V3Open Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Prolog, RustGo
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-free, schema definition possibleyesyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptions to bring your own types, AVROnoyesyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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.yesnonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fieldsyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)SQL-like query language (WOQL)GraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Proprietary protocolOWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC
Java
Perl
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoCoprocessors in Javanoyesno
Triggersyesyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supportedGraph PartitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
noneJournaling Streamsyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)noACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.yes infoin-memory journalingyes
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 & ABACnoRole-based access controlOpenID Connect Discovery
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