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System Properties Comparison GridGain vs. PostGIS vs. Tarantool

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NameGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonTarantool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteSpatial extension of PostgreSQLIn-memory computing platform with a flexible data schema for efficiently building high-performance applications
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS infowith Tarantool/GIS extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.47
Rank#154  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score22.69
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score1.72
Rank#144  Overall
#25  Document stores
#25  Key-value stores
#66  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.gridgain.compostgis.netwww.tarantool.io
Technical documentationwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­index.htmlpostgis.net/­documentationwww.tarantool.io/­en/­doc
DeveloperGridGain Systems, Inc.VK
Initial release200720052008
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.13.4.2, February 20242.10.0, May 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoBSD-2, source-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Tarantool Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetCC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesFlexible data schema: relational definition for tables with ability to store json-like documents in columns
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesstring, double, decimal, uuid, integer, blob, boolean, datetime
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyesFull-featured ANSI SQL support
APIs and other access methodsHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Open binary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)user defined functionsLua, C and SQL stored procedures
Triggersyes (cache interceptors and events)yesyes, before/after data modification events, on replication events, client session events
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes infobased on PostgreSQLSharding, partitioned with virtual buckets by user defined affinity key. Live resharding for scale up and scale down without maintenance downtime.
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)yes infobased on PostgreSQLAsynchronous replication with multi-master option
Configurable replication topology (full-mesh, chain, star)
Synchronous quorum replication (with Raft)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyCasual consistency across sharding partitions
Eventual consistency within replicaset partition infowhen using asyncronous replication
Immediate Consistency within single instance
Sequential consistency including linearizable read within replicaset partition infowhen using Raft
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID, with serializable isolation and linearizable read (within partition); Configurable MVCC (within partition); No cross-shard distributed transactions
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, cooperative multitasking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, write ahead logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes, full featured in-memory storage engine with persistence
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsyes infobased on PostgreSQLAccess Control Lists
Mutual TLS authentication for Tarantol Enterprise
Password based authentication
Role-based access control (RBAC) and LDAP for Tarantol Enterprise
Users and Roles

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