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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. Citus vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. Citus vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. STSdb

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NameAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonCitus  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. Designed for business critical applications.Scalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLGoogle's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.Key-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.63
Rank#216  Overall
#105  Relational DBMS
Score1.48
Rank#140  Overall
#68  Relational DBMS
Score3.63
Rank#89  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Score0.05
Rank#321  Overall
#49  Key-value stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbwww.citusdata.comcloud.google.com/­bigtablegithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmdocs.citusdata.comcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docs
DeveloperAlibabaGoogleSTS Soft SC
Initial release201020152011
Current release8.1, December 20184.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
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Implementation languageCC#
Server operating systemshostedLinuxhostedWindows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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.yesyes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsnono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.nono
Triggersyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDAtomic single-row operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)no
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