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System Properties Comparison Google Search Appliance vs. Interbase vs. Percona Server for MySQL vs. PostgreSQL vs. RavenDB

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NameGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonPercona Server for MySQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Light-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandEnhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL based on XtraDB or TokuDB storage engines with improved performance and additional diagnostic and management features.Widely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document Database
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Document store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeGraph DBMS infoexperimental
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.62
Rank#95  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score6.46
Rank#53  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score2.19
Rank#105  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score509.86
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score3.46
Rank#81  Overall
#14  Document stores
Websiteenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.percona.com/­software/­mysql-database/­percona-serverwww.postgresql.orgravendb.net
Technical documentationsupport.google.com/­gsadocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.percona.com/­downloads/­Percona-Server-LATESTwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manualsravendb.net/­docs
DeveloperGoogleEmbarcaderoPerconaPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerHibernating Rhinos
Initial release2002198420081989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL2010
Current releaseInterBase 2017, March 20178.0.18-9, December 201912.2, February 20204.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2Open Source infoBSDOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageCC and C++CC#
Server operating systemsAndroid
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxFreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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.nono infoexport as XML data possibleyesyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesyes infostandard with numerous extensionsSQL-like query language (RQL)
APIs and other access methodsAdministrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
Ada
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
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyesuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes
Triggersyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonepartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationInterbase Change ViewsMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
XtraDB Cluster
Master-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsMulti-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linq
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction available
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUser authentication via various security protocolsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundle

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