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NameApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseCloud or on-premises analytical database and query engine for structured and semi-structured streaming and batch data. Machine learning platform with built-in algorithms, data preparation capabilities, and model evaluation and management via SQL or Python.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS infoColumn oriented
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.37
Rank#104  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Score0.86
Rank#212  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Score4.41
Rank#91  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score19.85
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Websitephoenix.apache.orgwww.postgres-xl.orgravendb.netwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationphoenix.apache.orgwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationravendb.net/­docsvertica.com/­documentation
DeveloperApache Software FoundationHibernating RhinosMicro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release20142014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB20102005
Current release5.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 201910 R1, October 20185.3, November 202111.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availablecommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono infoon-premises, all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and containers
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Vertica Accelerator’s high-performance analytics and machine learning with SQL or Python is available as a managed service.
Implementation languageJavaCC#C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows
Linux
macOS
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesyesschema-freeyes, but unstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes: BINARY, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, LONG VARCHAR, DATE, TIME, TIMESTAMP, INTERVAL, INTERVAL DAY TO SECOND, INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH, DOUBLE PRECISION, FLOAT, INTEGER, BIGINT, SMALLINT,NUMERIC, DECIMAL, NUMBER, MONEY,GEOMETRY
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 infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesNo Indexes Required
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infodistributed, parallel query executionSQL-like query language (RQL)Full 1999 standard plus machine learning, time series and geospatial. Over 650 functions.
APIs and other access methodsJDBCADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spark Connector
vSQL infocharacter-based, interactive, front-end utility
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsyesyes, PostgreSQL PL/pgSQL, with minor differences
Triggersnoyesyesyes, called Custom Alerts
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningShardinghorizontal partitioning, hierarchical partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replicationMulti-source replication infoOne, or more copies of data replicated across nodes, or object-store used for repository.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsHadoop integrationnoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqno infoBi-directional Spark integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoMVCCACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableACID
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 controlAccess Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancyfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundlefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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Apache PhoenixPostgres-XLRavenDBVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsRavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Deploy-anywhere database for large-scale analytical deployments. Deploy on-premises,...
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Competitive advantagesRavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Fast, scalable and capable of high concurrency. Separation of compute/storage leverages...
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Typical application scenariosIoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Communication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersToyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Abiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsRavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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Cost-based models and subscription-based models are both available. One license is...
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