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System Properties Comparison GBase vs. Geode vs. Infobright vs. Postgres-XL vs. PostgreSQL

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NameGBase  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn analytical database for business intelligence with large customers in China.Geode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational 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 storeDocument store
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Score0.81
Rank#166  Overall
#80  Relational DBMS
Score1.45
Rank#130  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.96
Rank#150  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score0.47
Rank#212  Overall
#101  Relational DBMS
Score509.86
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.gbase8a.comgeode.apache.orgwww.ignitetech.com/­solutions/­information-technology/­infobrightdbwww.postgres-xl.orgwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationgeode.apache.org/­docswww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manuals
DeveloperOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.Ignite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.PostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release200220052014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB1989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current releaseGBase 8a1.1, February 201710 R1, October 201812.2, February 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfirecommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016Open Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaCCC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredLinux
Windows
Linux
macOS
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesnono infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (OQL)yesyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsJava Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnouser defined functionsuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonehorizontal partitioningpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes, on a single nodeACIDACID infoMVCCACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.yesyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights per client and object definablefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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