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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. Citus vs. Postgres-XL

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCitus  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
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Score0.87
Rank#173  Overall
#28  Document stores
Score1.17
Rank#149  Overall
#72  Relational DBMS
Score0.53
Rank#215  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.citusdata.comwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.citusdata.comwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
Initial release201620102014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release8.1, December 201810 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languagePythonCC
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxLinux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalityyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.user defined functions
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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