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NameGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionAnalytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.An open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as Hadoop
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score13.61
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Websitegreenplum.org
Technical documentationdocs.greenplum.org
DeveloperPivotal Software Inc.Hypertable Inc.
Initial release20052009
Current release6.7.1, April 20200.9.8.11, March 2016
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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.yes infosince Version 4.2
Secondary indexesyesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scans
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
C++ API
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC
Java
Perl
Python
R
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationselectable replication factor on file system level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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