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System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. Greenplum vs. Infobright vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. TimesTen

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesAnalytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.High performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendMicrosofts relational DBMSIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
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Score0.05
Rank#317  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Score11.83
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score0.96
Rank#150  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score1083.43
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score2.15
Rank#106  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigobject.iopivotal.io/­pivotal-greenplumwww.ignitetech.com/­solutions/­information-technology/­infobrightdbwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iogpdb.docs.pivotal.iodocs.microsoft.com/­en-ie/­sql/­sql-server/­sql-server-technical-documentationdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.Pivotal Software Inc.Ignite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.MicrosoftOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release20152005200519891998
Current release5.10.0, July 2018SQL Server 2019, November 201911 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
LinuxLinux
Windows
Linux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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 infosince Version 4.2noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesC
Java
Perl
Python
R
.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuayesnoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) JavaPL/SQL
Triggersnoyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replicationyes, but depending on the SQL-Server EditionMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
BigObjectGreenplumInfobrightMicrosoft SQL ServerTimesTen
Specific characteristicsThe world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesTimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosTimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersSome of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsTimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsStandard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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