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System Properties Comparison Greenplum vs. InfinityDB vs. IRONdb

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NameGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparison
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.A Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score13.27
Rank#43  Overall
#27  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#348  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Websitegreenplum.orgboilerbay.comwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-database
Technical documentationdocs.greenplum.orgboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualdocs.circonus.com/­irondb
DeveloperPivotal Software Inc.Boiler Bay Inc.Circonus LLC.
Initial release200520022017
Current release6.7.1, April 20204.0V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeyesyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysyes infotext, numeric, histograms
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 4.2nono
Secondary indexesyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Access via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
Java
Perl
Python
R
Java.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes, in Lua
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneAutomatic, metric affinity per node
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnono

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