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System Properties Comparison Citus vs. MaxDB vs. PostGIS

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
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Score3.02
Rank#108  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score3.46
Rank#101  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score29.16
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.citusdata.commaxdb.sap.compostgis.net
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.commaxdb.sap.com/­documentationpostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997
Initial release201019842005
Current release8.1, December 20187.9.10 (January 2020), 20203.3.2, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availablecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC++C
Server operating systemsLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
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 functionalitynoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
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 nodesShardingnoneyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsSource-replica replicationyes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
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
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-standardyes infobased on PostgreSQL

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