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NameGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented TransactionsBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.77
Rank#197  Overall
#31  Document stores
#10  Object oriented DBMS
Score0.72
Rank#204  Overall
#99  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.gigaspaces.comwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release20002014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release15.5, September 202010 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetC
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeyes
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.no infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatayes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-99 for query and DML statementsyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsGigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions
Triggersyes, event driven architectureyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANYImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoMVCC
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 controlRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
GigaSpacesPostgres-XL
Specific characteristicsGigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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Competitive advantages​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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Typical application scenariosApplication Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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Key customersMorgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Market metricsForrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsGigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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