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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. Geode vs. Greenplum vs. Postgres-XL vs. TimesTen

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA 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 metricGeode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesAnalytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelSearch engineKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score149.17
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score1.56
Rank#128  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score12.00
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score0.47
Rank#212  Overall
#102  Relational DBMS
Score2.16
Rank#109  Overall
#52  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchgeode.apache.orgpivotal.io/­pivotal-greenplumwww.postgres-xl.orgwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlgeode.apache.org/­docsgpdb.docs.pivotal.iowww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperElasticOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.Pivotal Software Inc.Oracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release2010200220052014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB1998
Current release7.3.0, August 20191.1, February 20175.10.0, July 201810 R1, October 201811 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as GemfireOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredLinuxLinux
macOS
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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 infosince Version 4.2yes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexednoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (OQL)yesyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Java Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functionsyesuser defined functionsPL/SQL
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes infoCache Event Listenersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardinghorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-master replicationMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectornoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyes, on a single nodeACIDACID infoMVCCACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integrationyesnonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights per client and object definablefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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ElasticsearchGeodeGreenplumPostgres-XLTimesTen
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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The world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesOpen source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosSearch, logging, security, metrics, maps and business analytics use cases.
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TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customers
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Some of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsMore than 400 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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TimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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Standard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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