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

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NameCitus  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparisonTinkerGraph  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLSpatial extension of PostgreSQLA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDBA lightweight, in-memory graph engine that serves as a reference implementation of the TinkerPop3 API
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSDocument storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Search engine
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Score3.11
Rank#104  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score29.20
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score0.99
Rank#207  Overall
#34  Document stores
Score0.44
Rank#273  Overall
#22  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.citusdata.compostgis.netrockset.comtinkerpop.apache.org/­docs/­current/­reference/­#tinkergraph-gremlin
Technical documentationdocs.citusdata.compostgis.net/­documentationdocs.rockset.com
DeveloperRockset
Initial release2010200520192009
Current release8.1, December 20183.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoGPL v2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageCCC++Java
Server operating systemsLinuxhosted
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesdynamic typingyes
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 functionalityyesno infoingestion from XML files supportedno
Secondary indexesyesyesall fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsyesRead-only SQL queries, including JOINsno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
HTTP RESTTinkerPop 3
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
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.user defined functionsnono
Triggersyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes infobased on PostgreSQLAutomatic shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsyes infobased on PostgreSQLyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnono
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infobased on PostgreSQLAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset consoleno

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