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System Properties Comparison Citus vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Greenplum vs. GridGain vs. Hazelcast

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Analytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.GridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteA widely adopted in-memory data grid
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument storeDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.27
Rank#149  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score16.85
Rank#36  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score13.22
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score2.25
Rank#120  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
#59  Relational DBMS
Score9.77
Rank#43  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Websitewww.citusdata.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegreenplum.orgwww.gridgain.comhazelcast.com
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.greenplum.orgwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latesthazelcast.org/­imdg/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Pivotal Software Inc.GridGain Systems, Inc.Hazelcast
Initial release20102012200520072008
Current release8.1, December 20186.7.1, April 2020GridGain 8.5.14.1, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageCJava, C++, .NetJava
Server operating systemsLinuxhostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyesschema-free
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 functionalitynoyes infosince Version 4.2yesyes infothe object must implement a serialization strategy
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsnoyesANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
JCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.limited functionality with using 'rules'yesyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)yes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Services
TriggersyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesyes (cache interceptors and events)yes infoEvents
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsSource-replica replicationyes (replicated cache)yes infoReplicated Map
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)yes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus Algorithm
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesACIDACIDone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commited
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
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.nonoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes, based on authentication and database rulesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsRole-based access control
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Specific characteristicsHazelcast is an in-memory computing platform that runs applications with extremely...
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Competitive advantagesHazelcast has an optimized, multi-threaded architecture that enables the highest...
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Typical application scenariosHazelcast powers many types of large-scale, data processing applications. A sample...
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Key customersHazelcast customers include 50 of the world’s largest financial services companies,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHazelcast provides both open source and commercial software. The open source offering...
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