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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. GigaSpaces vs. PostgreSQL

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Relational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
Document store
Graph DBMS infowith Apache Age
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS infowith pgvector extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.07
Rank#186  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
Score0.97
Rank#192  Overall
#32  Document stores
#6  Object oriented DBMS
Score645.54
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitealtibase.comwww.gigaspaces.comwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualsdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlwww.postgresql.org/­docs
DeveloperAltibaseGigaspaces TechnologiesPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release199920001989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current releasev7.3, 2023, August 202315.5, September 202016.3, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoOpen source edition discontinued with March 2023Open Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Java, C++, .NetC
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
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.nono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatayes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92SQL-99 for query and DML statementsyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
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.
Triggersyesyes, event driven architectureyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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