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System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. Datastax Enterprise vs. PostGIS

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high-performance, column-oriented SQL DBMS for online analytical processing (OLAP) that uses all available system resources to their full potential to process each analytical query as fast as possible. It is available as both an open-source software and a cloud offering.DataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.Spatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Search engine
Vector DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score16.20
Rank#37  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score6.31
Rank#57  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score23.90
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.comwww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisepostgis.net
Technical documentationclickhouse.com/­docsdocs.datastax.compostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperClickhouse Inc.DataStax
Initial release201620112005
Current releasev23.12.1.1368-stable, December 20236.8, April 20203.4.2, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Linux
OS X
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to ANSI SQL (SQL/JSON + extensions)SQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLyes
APIs and other access methodsgRPC
HTTP REST
JDBC
MySQL wire protocol
ODBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Proprietary protocol
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
Supported programming languagesC# info3rd party library
C++
Elixir info3rd party library
Go info3rd party library
Java info3rd party library
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party library
Kotlin info3rd party library
Nim info3rd party library
Perl info3rd party library
PHP info3rd party library
Python info3rd party library
R info3rd party library
Ruby info3rd party library
Rust
Scala info3rd party library
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnouser defined functions
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeskey based and customSharding infono "single point of failure"yes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesAsynchronous and synchronous physical replication; geographically distributed replicas; support for object storages.configurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingyes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles. Column and row based policies. Quotas and resource limits. Pluggable authentication with LDAP and Kerberos. Password based, X.509 certificate, and SSH key authentication.Access rights for users can be defined per objectyes infobased on PostgreSQL
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ClickHouseDatastax EnterprisePostGIS
Specific characteristicsDataStax Enterprise is scale-out data infrastructure for enterprises that need to...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Zero downtime - Built on Apache...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must be massively and linearly scalable with 100% uptime and able...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald's, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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