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System Properties Comparison Greenplum vs. MaxDB vs. Solr

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NameGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonSolr  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 robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsA widely used distributed, scalable search engine based on Apache Lucene
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score13.76
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score4.56
Rank#81  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score53.85
Rank#22  Overall
#3  Search engines
Websitegreenplum.orgmaxdb.sap.comlucene.apache.org/­solr
Technical documentationdocs.greenplum.orgmaxdb.sap.com/­documentationlucene.apache.org/­solr/­resources.html
DeveloperPivotal Software Inc.SAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997Apache Software Foundation
Initial release200519842006
Current release6.7.1, April 20207.9.10 (January 2020), 20208.11.0, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Java
Server operating systemsLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VM inforuns as a servlet in servlet container (e.g. Tomcat, Jetty is included)
Data schemeyesyesyes infoDynamic Fields enables on-the-fly addition of new fields
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infosupports customizable data types and automatic typing
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 4.2noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSolr Parallel SQL Interface
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC
Java
Perl
Python
R
.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
.Net
Erlang
Java
JavaScript
any language that supports sockets and either XML or JSON
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesyesJava plugins
Triggersyesyesyes infoUser configurable commands triggered on index changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnospark-solr: github.com/­lucidworks/­spark-solr and streaming expressions to reduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDoptimistic locking
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes

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