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System Properties Comparison BoltDB vs. Hazelcast vs. NuoDB vs. PostgreSQL

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NameBoltDB  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embedded key-value store for Go.A widely adopted in-memory data gridNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactionsWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelKey-value storeKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.48
Rank#212  Overall
#35  Key-value stores
Score8.36
Rank#45  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score0.94
Rank#158  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Score507.19
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­boltdb/­bolthazelcast.comwww.nuodb.comwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationhazelcast.org/­documentationdoc.nuodb.comwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manuals
DeveloperHazelcastNuoDB, Inc.PostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release2013200820131989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release3.12.2, August 201912.1, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageGoJavaC++C
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VMhosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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 infothe object must implement a serialization strategynoyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyesyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsJCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesGo.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor ServicesJava, SQLuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersnoyes infoEventsyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingdata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/writtenpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infoReplicated Mapyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDBMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedACID infotunable commit protocolACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCCyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infoTemporary tableno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoRole-based access controlStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Usersfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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BoltDBHazelcastNuoDBPostgreSQL
Specific characteristicsHazelcast is an in-memory computing platform that runs applications with extremely...
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Horizontal scale-out, continuous availability, multi-tenant support, ANSI SQL compatible,...
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Competitive advantagesHazelcast has an optimized, multi-threaded architecture that enables the highest...
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NuoDB is a scale-out SQL RDBMS based on a Durable Distributed Caching (DDC) architecture....
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Typical application scenariosHazelcast powers many types of large-scale, data processing applications. A sample...
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Operational / OLTP database workloads in data centers or public clouds
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Key customersHazelcast customers include 50 of the world’s largest financial services companies,...
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Dassault Systemes, Santander, Temenos
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Market metricsFast growing commercial and enterprise customer base IDC Innovators: Dynamically...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHazelcast provides both open source and commercial software. The open source offering...
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Subscription-based pricing with free community edition and commercial enterprise...
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