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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. Axibase vs. Citus vs. Google Cloud Datastore

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonCitus  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud Platform
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.06
Rank#143  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score0.25
Rank#247  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score1.00
Rank#152  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score4.81
Rank#67  Overall
#12  Document stores
Websitealtibase.comaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasewww.citusdata.comcloud.google.com/­datastore
Technical documentationaltibase.com/­resources/­manualsgithub.com/­axibase/­atsddocs.citusdata.comcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docs
DeveloperAltibaseAxibase CorporationGoogle
Initial release1999201320102008
Current release7.1, July 2017155858.1, December 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageC++JavaC
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
LinuxLinuxhosted
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringyesyes, details here
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.nonoyes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92SQL-like query languageyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsSQL-like query language (GQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
Go
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsyesuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.using Google App Engine
TriggersyesyesyesCallbacks using the Google Apps Engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsMulti-Master replication using Paxos
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnoyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor paths
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of Transactions
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)
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AltibaseAxibaseCitusGoogle Cloud Datastore
Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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Competitive advantagesSince its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global...
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNo License Cost Altibase is an open source DBMS which includes its sharding Subscription...
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