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DBMS > BaseX vs. Hazelcast vs. PostgreSQL vs. RavenDB

System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. Hazelcast vs. PostgreSQL vs. RavenDB

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.A widely adopted in-memory data gridWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document Database
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Document store
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12Document store
Spatial DBMS
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score1.55
Rank#138  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score9.66
Rank#48  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Score586.97
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score3.21
Rank#94  Overall
#16  Document stores
Websitebasex.orghazelcast.comwww.postgresql.orgravendb.net
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orghazelcast.org/­imdg/­docswww.postgresql.org/­docsravendb.net/­docs
DeveloperBaseX GmbHHazelcastPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerHibernating Rhinos
Initial release200720081989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL2010
Current release9.6.3, October 20214.2, March 202114.0, September 20215.2, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaCC#
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyesyesno
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 infothe object must implement a serialization strategyyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyes infostandard with numerous extensionsSQL-like query language (RQL)
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
JCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Servicesuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes
Triggersyes infovia eventsyes infoEventsyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoReplicated MapSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linq
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction available
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundle
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BaseXHazelcastPostgreSQLRavenDB
Specific characteristicsHazelcast is an in-memory computing platform that runs applications with extremely...
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RavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesHazelcast has an optimized, multi-threaded architecture that enables the highest...
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RavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosHazelcast powers many types of large-scale, data processing applications. A sample...
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IoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersHazelcast customers include 50 of the world’s largest financial services companies,...
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Toyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsHazelcast provides both open source and commercial software. The open source offering...
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RavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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