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System Properties Comparison Axibase vs. Google BigQuery vs. Postgres-XL

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NameAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.30
Rank#261  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Score36.26
Rank#24  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score0.51
Rank#230  Overall
#113  Relational DBMS
Websiteaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasecloud.google.com/­bigquerywww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docswww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperAxibase CorporationGoogle
Initial release201320102014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release1558510 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidcommercialOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringyesyes
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.nonoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions infoin JavaScriptuser defined functions
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying dataACID infoMVCC
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) for whole datasets, not for individual tables infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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