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System Properties Comparison Apache Phoenix vs. Postgres-XL vs. Transbase

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NameApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.20
Rank#96  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#203  Overall
#100  Relational DBMS
Score0.15
Rank#295  Overall
#137  Relational DBMS
Websitephoenix.apache.orgwww.postgres-xl.orgwww.transaction.de/­en/­solutions/­transbase-resource-optimized-high-performance-database
Technical documentationphoenix.apache.orgwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationwww.transaction.de/­en/­transbase-inside
DeveloperApache Software FoundationTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release20142014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB1987
Current release5.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 201910 R1, October 2018Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public licensecommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaCC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
Unix
Windows
Linux
macOS
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesyesyes
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 infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsyes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoMVCCyes
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.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-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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