DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Hive vs. PostgreSQL

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Hive vs. PostgreSQL

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonHive  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMaxCompute (previously known as ODPS) is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousingdata warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on HadoopWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tablesRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.38
Rank#222  Overall
#107  Relational DBMS
Score83.10
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score482.25
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputehive.apache.orgwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmcwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Homewww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manuals
DeveloperAlibabaApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release201620121989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release2.3.6, August 201911.5, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
  • ScaleGrid: Fully managed PostgreSQL hosting with high availability, dedicated servers, and superuser control on the #1 multi-cloud Amazon RDS alternative.
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL: A fully managed, scalable PostgreSQL relational database with high availability and security built in at no extra cost
  • EDB Postgres Cloud Database Service: Postgres cloud database service on AWS with Superuser Access, Unlimited Extensions, Higher Scalability, More Tuning Power and Oracle Compatibility. Try free!
Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
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.noyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
native C library
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaC++
Java
PHP
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Javayes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceselectable replication factorMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users, groups and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesDremio is like magic for Hive accelerating your analytical queries up to 1,000x.
» more
SQLPro for PostgreSQL: A simple but powerful PostgreSQL database client available on iPhone and iPad as well as macOS.
» more

pgDash: In-Depth PostgreSQL Monitoring.
» more

2ndQuadrant: PostgreSQL Solutions for the Enterprise.
» more

Dremio is like magic for PostgreSQL accelerating your analytical queries up to 1,000x.
» more

Azure Database for PostgreSQL provides fully managed, enterprise-ready community PostgreSQL database as a service
» more

DBHawk: a web-based PostgreSQL/Greenplum database tool. Boost database development and BI productivity with an online Universal database tool.
» more

General SQL Parser: Instantly adding parsing, decoding, analysis and rewrite SQL processing capability to your products.
» more

Navicat for PostgreSQL is an easy-to-use graphical tool for PostgreSQL database development.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Alibaba Cloud MaxComputeHivePostgreSQL
DB-Engines blog posts

Why is Hadoop not listed in the DB-Engines Ranking?
13 May 2013, Paul Andlinger

show all

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2018
2 January 2019, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2017
2 January 2018, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

Microsoft SQL Server is the DBMS of the Year
4 January 2017, Matthias Gelbmann, Paul Andlinger

show all

Conferences and events

PostgreSQL Conference, Europe 2019
Milan, Italy, 15-18 October 2019

Recent citations in the news

Alibaba Cloud Releases New Products to Int'l...
25 February 2019, Alizila

Alibaba Cloud Unveils New Products to Empower Data Intelligence for Enterprises and Internet Companies
26 February 2019, Business Wire

Alibaba Cloud To Launch Big Data Service in...
15 June 2017, Alizila

Alibaba Cloud: Rising Star in the Cloud Market
21 May 2018, Datamation

Alibaba Cloud opens data center in Indonesia - The Jakarta Post
17 March 2018, Jakarta Post

provided by Google News

Seeing the Big Picture on Big Data Market Shift
27 August 2019, Datanami

Google announces alpha of Cloud Dataproc for Kubernetes
10 September 2019, ZDNet

Apache Flink 1.9 Adds New Query Engine
27 August 2019, iProgrammer

Inside the data driven model of Ola with Sanjay Kharb, VP- Engineering, Ola
18 September 2019, ETCIO.com

Apache Flink 1.9.0 releases with Fine-grained batch recovery, State Processor API and more
26 August 2019, Packt Hub

provided by Google News

Percona Announces New Distribution of PostgreSQL to Provide Expanded Support for Open Source Databases
17 September 2019, Yahoo Finance

Percona announces Percona Distribution for PostgreSQL to support open source databases
18 September 2019, Packt Hub

Crunchy PostgreSQL for PKS Is Now Available on VMware Cloud Marketplace™
26 August 2019, Yahoo Finance

What's the point: JetBrains says EAP on IntelliJ, CFEngine's next LTS, Percona enhances PostgreSQL, GitLab fixes regression • DEVCLASS
20 September 2019, DevClass

Database, Data Management Upgrades Keep Coming
18 September 2019, Datanami

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Alibaba Cloud Intelligence Senior Engineer Sunnyvale
Alibaba, Sunnyvale, CA

Consultant, Strategy & Analytics, Analytics & Cognitive
Deloitte, New York, NY

Data Engineer- Python
Deloitte, San Jose, CA

Specialist Solutions Architect – Data and Analytics
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Herndon, VA

Data Engineer, Products
Merkle Inc., Farmers Branch, TX

Data Engineer- Python
Deloitte, Seattle, WA

Research Coordinator
Lincoln Park Zoological Society, Chicago, IL

Database Analyst
Deloitte, Austin, TX

Database Administrator - Mongo
Allscripts, United States

Sr Applications Engineer - Corporate Systems
California ISO, Folsom, CA

Sr. Technical Support Engineer
Genesys, Indianapolis, IN

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Redis logo

Start now with Redis Cloud
Secure, highly available Redis as a serverless, hosted, fully managed cloud service.
Sign up here.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Present your product here