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DBMS > BigchainDB vs. InterSystems Caché vs. PostgreSQL

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. InterSystems Caché vs. PostgreSQL

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
Caché is a deprecated database engine which is substituted with InterSystems IRIS. It therefore is removed from the DB-Engines Ranking.
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsA multi-model DBMS and application serverWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Apache Age
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS infowith pgvector extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.82
Rank#212  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score645.05
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.intersystems.com/­products/­cachewww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.intersystems.comwww.postgresql.org/­docs
DeveloperInterSystemsPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release201619971989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release2018.1.4, May 202016.2, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercialOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languagePythonC
Server operating systemsLinuxAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freedepending on used data modelyes
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.noyesyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Java
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonepartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorSource-replica replicationSource-replica 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
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users, groups and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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