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System Properties Comparison BoltDB vs. PostgreSQL vs. Splunk

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NameBoltDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  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 SQLAnalytics Platform for Big Data
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.Search engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.48
Rank#208  Overall
#35  Key-value stores
Score503.37
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score90.53
Rank#12  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitegithub.com/­boltdb/­boltwww.postgresql.orgwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manualsdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerSplunk Inc.
Initial release20131989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL2003
Current release12.1, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoBSDcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoC
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
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 functionality.yes
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infostandard with numerous extensionsno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesGo.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonepartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles

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