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DBMS > BigObject vs. Greenplum vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. Greenplum vs. Postgres-XL

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  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.Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
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Score0.06
Rank#311  Overall
#132  Relational DBMS
Score11.77
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score0.53
Rank#215  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigobject.iopivotal.io/­pivotal-greenplumwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iogpdb.docs.pivotal.iowww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.Pivotal Software Inc.
Initial release201520052014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release6.7.1, April 202010 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
LinuxLinux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 4.2yes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
Java
Perl
Python
R
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuayesuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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