DB-EnginesExtremeDB: the embedded DBMS for embedded systemsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Citus vs. Greenplum vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison Citus vs. Greenplum vs. Postgres-XL

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  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.Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.36
Rank#144  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score12.75
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score0.52
Rank#230  Overall
#111  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.citusdata.comgreenplum.orgwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.comdocs.greenplum.orgwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperPivotal Software Inc.
Initial release201020052014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release8.1, December 20186.7.1, April 202010 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageCC
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxLinux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 4.2yes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsyesyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yesuser defined functions
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infoMVCC
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 controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
CitusGreenplumPostgres-XL
Recent citations in the news

Database Software Global Market Report 2021: COVID 19 Impact and Recovery to 2030
6 May 2021, GlobeNewswire

Microsoft acquires Citus Data for its open source PostgreSQL tool
24 January 2019, VentureBeat

Citus Data Announces Citus Cloud Database Support for HIPAA and SOC 2 Type 2 Compliance
13 November 2018, Business Wire

Microsoft Expands Azure PostgreSQL Moxy Through Citus Data Purchase
30 January 2019, Data Center Knowledge

Database Software Global Market Report 2020-30: Covid 19 Impact and Recovery
16 September 2020, GlobeNewswire

provided by Google News

Greenplum goes open source -- and a new cloud analytics star is born
29 October 2015, InfoWorld

Greenplum 6 ventures outside the analytic box
19 March 2019, ZDNet

Capitalizing on Analytics and AI at Dell Technologies
8 April 2021, CIO

Oracle takes a new twist on MySQL: Adding data warehousing to the cloud service
2 December 2020, ZDNet

Open Sourced Greenplum Data Warehouse Now on GitHub -- ADTmag
28 October 2015, ADT Magazine

provided by Google News

Building a scalable PostgreSQL solution
14 April 2019, Packt Hub

TransLattice Unveils Postgres-XL Open Source Database for OLTP and Big Data Analytics
16 May 2014, Database Trends and Applications

PostgreSQL vs. Hadoop
20 August 2016, DZone News

When PostgreSQL Doesn't Scale Well Enough
18 April 2016, DZone News

The States Can't Blockchain - CoinDesk
1 March 2020, Coindesk

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

N2
Samsung Electronics, Plano, TX

Senior Database Engineering Manager
Ripple, San Francisco, CA

Data Engineer (Remote)
Kalderos, Illinois

Mgr, IT Systems
Cyxtera Management, Addison, TX

Software Engineer, Data Platform (Senior/Staff)
Heap, California

Greenplum Developer
Booz Allen Hamilton, Lanham, MD

ETL Developer
Leidos, Baltimore, MD

Big Data Application Architect
Datamotiv, Palatine, IL

Software Engineer, Lead
Booz Allen Hamilton, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

PostGres DBA
Alltech International, Washington, DC

Senior Business Intelligence Engineer
OpenVPN Inc., Remote

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 5 GB free..

Vertica logo

The fastest unified analytical warehouse at extreme scale with in-database Machine Learning. Try Vertica for free with no time limit.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Present your product here