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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. Citus vs. Hive vs. PostGIS vs. TinkerGraph

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonCitus  Xexclude from comparisonHive  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonTinkerGraph  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.Scalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLdata warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on HadoopSpatial extension of PostgreSQLA lightweight, in-memory graph engine that serves as a reference implementation of the TinkerPop3 API
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.00
Rank#71  Overall
#13  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
#9  Search engines
Score2.34
Rank#125  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Score80.60
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score30.85
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#277  Overall
#22  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.arangodb.comwww.citusdata.comhive.apache.orgpostgis.nettinkerpop.apache.org/­docs/­current/­reference/­#tinkergraph-gremlin
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stabledocs.citusdata.comcwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Homepostgis.net/­documentation
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookYouTubeInstagram
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.Apache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by Facebook
Initial release20122010201220052009
Current release3.9.2, June 20228.1, December 20183.1.3, April 20223.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC++CJavaCJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyesyesyesyes
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.yes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalityyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesno
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Groovy
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceuser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0ShardingShardingyes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with configurable replication factorSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsselectable replication factoryes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptnoyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
Immediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsyesnoyesyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesno
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesoptional
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and rolesyes infobased on PostgreSQLno
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ArangoDBCitusHivePostGISTinkerGraph
Specific characteristicsGraph and Beyond. With more than 11,000 stargazers on GitHub, ArangoDB is the leading...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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Typical application scenariosNative multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 11,000 stargazers on...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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