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System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Greenplum

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsAnalytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score26.19
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score13.27
Rank#43  Overall
#27  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftgreenplum.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftdocs.greenplum.org
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Pivotal Software Inc.
Initial release20122005
Current release6.7.1, April 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 infosince Version 4.2
Secondary indexesrestrictedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonyes
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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-standard

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