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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud HybridDB vs. PostgreSQL vs. XAP

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NameAlibaba Cloud HybridDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHybridDB is an online MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) data warehousing service based on GreenplumWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications
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.Document store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsDocument storeObject oriented DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.27
Rank#243  Overall
#115  Relational DBMS
Score481.33
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score0.81
Rank#172  Overall
#25  Document stores
#29  Key-value stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­hybriddb-postgresqlwww.postgresql.orgwww.gigaspaces.com/­product/­xap
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­35387.htmwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manualsdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperAlibaba / Pivotal Software Inc. / PostgreSQL Global Development GroupPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release20161989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL2000
Current release11.5, August 201914.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageCJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
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 infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infostandard with numerous extensionsSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
native C library
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesC
Java
Perl
Python
R
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes
Triggersyesyesyes infoEvent Listeners
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 infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access control

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