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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. PostgreSQL vs. TDengine

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NameAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonTDengine  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. Designed for business critical applications.Widely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLTime Series DBMS and big data platform
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.63
Rank#216  Overall
#105  Relational DBMS
Score606.56
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score0.69
Rank#205  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbwww.postgresql.orggithub.com/­taosdata/­TDengine
www.taosdata.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmwww.postgresql.org/­docswww.taosdata.com/­en/­documentation
DeveloperAlibabaPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerTaos Data
Initial release1989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL2019
Current release14.1, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoGPL V3, also commercial editions available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageCC
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 functionality.no
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infostandard with numerous extensionsSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.no
Triggersyesyesyes, via alarm monitoring
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicepartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashSharding
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 extensionsyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes
More information provided by the system vendor
Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDBPostgreSQLTDengine
Specific characteristicsApsaraDB for PolarDB is a cloud-native relational database 100% compatible with MySQL...
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One of the modules of TDengine is the time-series database. However, in addition...
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Competitive advantagesWebinar: Top Scientists Live: Tech Secrets to Double 11's Success Revealed. White...
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Performance improvement over 10 times: An innovative data storage structure is defined,...
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Typical application scenariosCreating a Robust Cloud-Based Database for Fintech, E-Commerce and Gaming. Learn...
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IT Infrastructure, Servers and Applications Monitoring Internet of Cars, Trucks,...
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Market metricsFastest growing database With more than 15,500 stars on GitHub
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Licensing and pricing modelsSpecification and pricing. You can use either of the following billing methods to...
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Open Source (AGPL v3) Enterprise / Cloud (https://www.taosdata.com/en/support/)
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