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System Properties Comparison Geode vs. MemSQL vs. PostgreSQL

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NameGeode  Xexclude from comparisonMemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGeode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelKey-value 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 storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.85
Rank#128  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score6.01
Rank#62  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score542.29
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitegeode.apache.orgwww.memsql.comwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationgeode.apache.org/­docsdocs.memsql.comwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manuals
DeveloperOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.MemSQL Inc.PostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release200220131989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release1.1, February 20177.1.7, August 202013.0, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfirecommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredLinux info64 bit version requiredFreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (OQL)yes, but no triggers and foreign keysyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsJava Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersyes infoCache Event Listenersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency only within each nodeImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes, on a single nodeACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights per client and object definablefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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