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System Properties Comparison Greenplum vs. Spark SQL

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NameGreenplum  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.Spark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score13.61
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score21.87
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Websitegreenplum.orgspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationdocs.greenplum.orgspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperPivotal Software Inc.Apache Software Foundation
Initial release20052014
Current release6.7.1, April 20203.1.1, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageScala
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 4.2no
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
Java
Perl
Python
R
Java
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate 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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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