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DBMS > BigObject vs. Postgres-XL vs. VoltDB

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

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.13
Rank#332  Overall
#147  Relational DBMS
Score0.46
Rank#258  Overall
#120  Relational DBMS
Score1.45
Rank#151  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Websitebigobject.iowww.postgres-xl.orgwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iowww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.VoltDB Inc.
Initial release20152014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2010
Current release10 R1, October 201811.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCJava, C++
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Linux
macOS
Linux
OS X infofor development
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 infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuauser defined functionsJava
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesno infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoMVCCACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

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