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System Properties Comparison AnzoGraph DB vs. Citus vs. Postgres-XL vs. PostgreSQL

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NameAnzoGraph DB  Xexclude from comparisonCitus  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable graph database built for online analytics and data harmonization with MPP scaling, high-performance analytical algorithms and reasoning, and virtualizationScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMSRelational 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 storeDocument storeDocument store
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Score0.17
Rank#283  Overall
#25  Graph DBMS
#13  RDF stores
Score1.24
Rank#151  Overall
#74  Relational DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#218  Overall
#104  Relational DBMS
Score542.29
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cambridgesemantics.com/­anzographwww.citusdata.comwww.postgres-xl.orgwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationdocs.cambridgesemantics.com/­anzograph/­userdoc/­home.htmdocs.citusdata.comwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manuals
DeveloperCambridge SemanticsPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release201820102014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB1989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release2.2, August 20208.1, December 201810 R1, October 201813.0, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree trial version availableOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCCC
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxLinux
macOS
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeSchema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyesyesyes
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 functionalityyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL and SPARQL* as primary query language. Cypher preview.yes infostandard, with numerous extensionsyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsApache Mule
gRPC
JDBC
Kafka
OData access for BI tools
OpenCypher
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions and aggregatesuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.user defined functionsuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersnoyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic shardingShardinghorizontal partitioningpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication in MPP-ClusterSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsKerberos/HDFS data loadingnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency in MPP-ClusterImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infonot needed in graphsyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infoMVCCACID
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.yesnonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AnzoGraph DBCitusPostgres-XLPostgreSQL
Specific characteristicsAnzoGraph DB is a massively parallel processing (MPP) native graph database built...
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Competitive advantagesAnzoGraph DB’s flexible data model and analytical capabilities not only let you load...
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Typical application scenariosDevelopers can use AnzoGraph DB to build and execute data warehouse-style BI analytics...
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Key customersAnzograph DB has customers in biotech, pharma, financial services and other verticals.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnzoGraph DB is offered in a free edition , free for commercial use for workloads...
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