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NameFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative high-speed multi-model DBMS for relational and key-value store data simultaneously accessible through SQL and NoSQL APIs.Widely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational 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
Graph DBMS infowith Apache Age
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS infowith pgvector extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.20
Rank#318  Overall
#48  Key-value stores
#141  Relational DBMS
Score645.54
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-dbwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationdocs.faircom.com/­docs/­en/­UUID-7446ae34-a1a7-c843-c894-d5322e395184.htmlwww.postgresql.org/­docs
DeveloperFairCom CorporationPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release19791989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current releaseV12, November 202016.3, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageANSI C, C++C
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema free, schema optional, schema required, partial schema,yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, ANSI SQL Types, JSON, typed binary structuresyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, ANSI SQL with proprietary extensionsyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful MQTT/JSON API
RPC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js and browser)
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++user defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, configurable to be parallel or serial, synchronous or asynchronous, uni-directional or bi-directional, ACID-consistent or eventually consistent (with custom conflict resolution).Source-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 systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Tunable consistency per server, database, table, and transaction
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datatunable from ACID to Eventually ConsistentACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentYes, tunable from durable to delayed durability to in-memoryyes
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 with additional protections for filesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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