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System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. ClickHouse vs. Datastax Enterprise vs. PostgreSQL

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.Column-oriented Relational DBMS powering YandexDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.Widely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSRelational DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Search engine
Document store
Spatial DBMS
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Score1.55
Rank#138  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score10.68
Rank#45  Overall
#29  Relational DBMS
Score9.13
Rank#51  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score586.97
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitebasex.orgclickhouse.techwww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgclickhouse.tech/­docsdocs.datastax.comwww.postgresql.org/­docs
DeveloperBaseX GmbHYandex LLCDataStaxPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release2007201620111989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release9.6.3, October 2021v20.11.3.3-stable, November 20206.8, April 202014.0, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++JavaC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Linux
OS X
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyesyesyes
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 infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoClose to ANSI SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
C# info3rd party library
C++
Elixir info3rd party library
Go info3rd party library
Java info3rd party library
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party library
Kotlin info3rd party library
Nim info3rd party library
Perl info3rd party library
PHP info3rd party library
Python info3rd party library
R info3rd party library
Ruby info3rd party library
Scala info3rd party library
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnonouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersyes infovia eventsnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"partitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writernono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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BaseXClickHouseDatastax EnterprisePostgreSQL
Specific characteristicsDataStax Enterprise is scale-out data infrastructure for enterprises that need to...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Zero downtime - Built on Apache...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must be massively and linearly scalable with 100% uptime and able...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald's, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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