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System Properties Comparison Greenplum vs. InfinityDB vs. IRONdb vs. Spark SQL

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NameGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  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 simplicitySpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score13.36
Rank#44  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#338  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score22.86
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Websitegreenplum.orgboilerbay.comwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasespark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationdocs.greenplum.orgboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualdocs.circonus.com/­irondbspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperPivotal Software Inc.Boiler Bay Inc.Circonus LLC.Apache Software Foundation
Initial release2005200220172014
Current release6.7.1, April 20204.0V0.10.20, January 20183.2.0, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++Scala
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VMLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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 4.2nonono
Secondary indexesyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilitynono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Access via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
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
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyes, in Luano
Triggersyesnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnoneconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenone
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 capabilitynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nononono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnonono

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