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System Properties Comparison EventStoreDB vs. Infobright vs. PostgreSQL

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NameEventStoreDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIndustrial-strength, open-source database solution built from the ground up for event sourcing.High performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelEvent StoreRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.19
Rank#183  Overall
#1  Event Stores
Score1.34
Rank#169  Overall
#82  Relational DBMS
Score622.72
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.eventstore.comignitetech.com/­softwarelibrary/­infobrightdbwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationdevelopers.eventstore.comwww.postgresql.org/­docs
DeveloperEvent Store LimitedIgnite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.PostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release201220051989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release21.2, February 202114.5, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Sourcecommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016Open Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Linux
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.noyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonepartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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