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System Properties Comparison BoltDB vs. PostgreSQL vs. RocksDB

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NameBoltDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embedded key-value store for Go.Widely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Key-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.56
Rank#193  Overall
#32  Key-value stores
Score483.91
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score2.36
Rank#97  Overall
#17  Key-value stores
Websitegithub.com/­boltdb/­boltwww.postgresql.orgrocksdb.org
Technical documentationwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manualsgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerFacebook, Inc.
Initial release20131989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL2013
Current release12.0, October 20196.2.2, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoCC++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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 functionality.no
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infostandard with numerous extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsnative C library
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesGo.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.no
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonepartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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