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System Properties Comparison EDB Postgres vs. Elasticsearch vs. InfinityDB vs. ScyllaDB

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NameEDB Postgres  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options and Oracle compatibility features, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.A distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSearch engineKey-value storeKey-value store
Wide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
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Score2.27
Rank#114  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
Score160.75
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.04
Rank#326  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Score3.91
Rank#85  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#6  Wide column stores
Websitewww.enterprisedb.comwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchboilerbay.comwww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docswww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualdocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperEnterpriseDBElasticBoiler Bay Inc.ScyllaDB
Initial release2005201020022015
Current releaseV13, October 20207.8.0, June 20204.0Scylla Open Source 4.5, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentsOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicensecommercialOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
All OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeyesschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysyes
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 functionality.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsSQL-like query languagenoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Access via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaFor CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yesnoyes, Lua
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' featurenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesnoneselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoES-Hadoop Connectornono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noMemcached and Redis integrationnoyes infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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EDB PostgresElasticsearchInfinityDBScyllaDB
Specific characteristicsPostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Scylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantagesComplete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Highly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosNew applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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AdTech ( AdGear , AppMonet , Dstillery , FullContact , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS...
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Key customersMasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Comcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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Market metricsListed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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Scylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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