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DBMS > Greenplum vs. Impala vs. MaxDB vs. PostGIS

System Properties Comparison Greenplum vs. Impala vs. MaxDB vs. PostGIS

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NameGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  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.Analytic DBMS for HadoopA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMS
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Score13.36
Rank#44  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score18.03
Rank#40  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score4.06
Rank#87  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score31.82
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitegreenplum.orgwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlmaxdb.sap.compostgis.net
Technical documentationdocs.greenplum.orgdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlmaxdb.sap.com/­documentationpostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperPivotal Software Inc.ClouderaSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997
Initial release2005201319842005
Current release6.7.1, April 20204.0.0, July 20217.9.10 (January 2020), 20203.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2commercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C++C
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 4.2nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
Supported programming languagesC
Java
Perl
Python
R
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyesuser defined functions
Triggersyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationselectable replication factorSource-replica replicationyes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
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-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infobased on PostgreSQL

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