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System Properties Comparison Citus vs. EDB Postgres vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Hazelcast vs. Linter

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonLinter  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLThe EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options and Oracle compatibility features, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.Cloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.A widely adopted in-memory data gridRDBMS for high security requirements
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument storeDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12
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Score1.36
Rank#143  Overall
#72  Relational DBMS
Score1.90
Rank#119  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score16.95
Rank#36  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score9.09
Rank#47  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score0.12
Rank#299  Overall
#135  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.citusdata.comwww.enterprisedb.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasehazelcast.comlinter.ru/­en
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasehazelcast.org/­imdg/­docs
DeveloperEnterpriseDBGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Hazelcastrelex.ru/­en
Initial release20102005201220081990
Current release8.1, December 2018V13, October 20204.1.1, December 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availablecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCCJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
Windows
hostedAll OS with a Java VMAIX
Android
BSD
HP Open VMS
iOS
Linux
OS X
VxWorks
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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.yes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalityyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.noyes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsyes infostandard with numerous extensionsnoSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
LINQ
ODBC
OLE DB
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Ruby
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 inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.limited functionality with using 'rules'yes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Servicesyes infoproprietary syntax with the possibility to convert from PL/SQL
TriggersyesyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infoEventsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsMulti-source replicationyes infoReplicated MapSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDyesone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes, based on authentication and database rulesRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CitusEDB PostgresFirebase Realtime DatabaseHazelcastLinter
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Hazelcast is an in-memory computing platform that runs applications with extremely...
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Hazelcast has an optimized, multi-threaded architecture that enables the highest...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Hazelcast powers many types of large-scale, data processing applications. A sample...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Hazelcast customers include 50 of the world’s largest financial services companies,...
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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Hazelcast provides both open source and commercial software. The open source offering...
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