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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL vs. MemSQL vs. PostgreSQL vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. Vertica

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NameAlibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL infoformer name was HybridDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn online MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) data warehousing service based on GreenplumMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsColumnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performance
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.41
Rank#230  Overall
#109  Relational DBMS
Score5.29
Rank#66  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score527.00
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score6.60
Rank#53  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score20.95
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hybriddb-postgresqlwww.memsql.comwww.postgresql.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­35387.htmdocs.memsql.comwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manualshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywherewww.vertica.com/­docs/­10.0.x/­HTML/­Content/­Home.htm
DeveloperAlibaba / Pivotal Software Inc. / PostgreSQL Global Development GroupMemSQL Inc.PostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerSAP infoformerly SybaseVertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release201620131989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL19922005
Current release7.1.3, June 202012.3, May 202017, July 2015Vertica 10.0 Software, May 2020
Vertica for SQL on Hadoop 10.0 Software, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoBSDcommercialcommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono infoAvailable on all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform
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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemshostedLinux info64 bit version requiredFreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyesyesyes infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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 infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.yesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesno infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes, but no triggers and foreign keysyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyesyes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggers
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
Java
Perl
Python
R
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlyes
Triggersyesnoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashnoneSharding infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash Segmentation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroringMaster-master replication infoCluster level and Object level replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononoyes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoop
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency only within each nodeImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
More information provided by the system vendor
Alibaba Cloud AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL infoformer name was HybridDBMemSQLPostgreSQLSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsColumnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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Competitive advantagesPerformance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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Typical application scenariosCommunication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersAbiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCost-based models and subscription-based models are available
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