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System Properties Comparison Citus vs. Greenplum

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLAnalytic 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.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
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Score0.96
Rank#152  Overall
#77  Relational DBMS
Score12.48
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.citusdata.compivotal.io/­pivotal-greenplum
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comgpdb.docs.pivotal.io
DeveloperPivotal Software Inc.
Initial release20102005
Current release8.1, December 20185.10.0, July 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 infosince Version 4.2
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsnative C library
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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