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DBMS > Citus vs. MaxDB vs. PostGIS vs. TinkerGraph

System Properties Comparison Citus vs. MaxDB vs. PostGIS vs. TinkerGraph

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonTinkerGraph  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 PostgreSQLA lightweight, in-memory graph engine that serves as a reference implementation of the TinkerPop3 API
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.11
Rank#104  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score3.43
Rank#99  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score29.20
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score0.44
Rank#273  Overall
#22  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.citusdata.commaxdb.sap.compostgis.nettinkerpop.apache.org/­docs/­current/­reference/­#tinkergraph-gremlin
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.commaxdb.sap.com/­documentationpostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997
Initial release2010198420052009
Current release8.1, December 20187.9.10 (January 2020), 20203.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availablecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCC++CJava
Server operating systemsLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 functionalitynoyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Groovy
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yesuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsSource-replica replicationyes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesno
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesoptional
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nononoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infobased on PostgreSQLno

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