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System Properties Comparison EDB Postgres vs. IRONdb vs. YugabyteDB
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|Name||EDB Postgres Xexclude from comparison||IRONdb Xexclude from comparison||YugabyteDB Xexclude from comparison|
|IRONdb seems to be discontinued. Therefore it is excluded from the DB-Engines Ranking.|
|Description||The 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 Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity||High-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire and feature compatible with PostgreSQL.|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS||Time Series DBMS||Relational DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
Wide column store
|Developer||EnterpriseDB||Circonus LLC.||Yugabyte Inc.|
|Current release||14, December 2021||V0.10.20, January 2018||2.18, May 2023|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial BSD for PostgreSQL-components||commercial||Open Source Apache 2.0|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Implementation language||C||C and C++||C and C++|
|Server operating systems||Linux|
|Data scheme||yes||schema-free||depending on used data model|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes text, numeric, histograms||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||yes specific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.||no||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes standard with numerous extensions||SQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)||yes, PostgreSQL compatible|
|APIs and other access methods||ADO.NET|
native C library
streaming API for large objects
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
YSQL - a fully relational SQL API that is wire compatible with the SQL language in PostgreSQL
|Supported programming languages||.Net|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||user defined functions realized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.||yes, in Lua||yes sql, plpgsql, C|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||horizontal partitioning by hash, list or range||Automatic, metric affinity per node||Hash and Range Sharding, row-level geo-partitioning|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Multi-source replication||configurable replication factor, datacenter aware||Based on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes||Strong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes||no||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID||no||Distributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes based on RocksDB|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no||no||no|
|User concepts Access control||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||no||yes|
|More information provided by the system vendor|
|Specific characteristics||YugabyteDB is an open source distributed SQL database for cloud native transactional...|
|Competitive advantages||PostgreSQL compatible: Get instantly productive with a PostgreSQL compatible RDBMS....|
|Typical application scenarios||Systems of record and engagement for cloud native applications that require resilience,...|
|Market metrics||2 Million+ lifetime clusters deployed, 6.5K+ GitHub stars, 7K YugabyteDB Community...|
|Licensing and pricing models||Apache 2.0 license for the database|
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