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System Properties Comparison GridGain vs. PostgreSQL vs. RavenDB
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|Name||GridGain Xexclude from comparison||PostgreSQL Xexclude from comparison||RavenDB Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||GridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache Ignite||Widely used open source RDBMS Developed as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL||Open Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document Database|
|Primary database model||Key-value store|
|Relational DBMS with object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.||Document store|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
Time Series DBMS
|Developer||GridGain Systems, Inc.||PostgreSQL Global Development Group www.postgresql.org/developer||Hibernating Rhinos|
|Initial release||2007||1989 1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL||2010|
|Current release||GridGain 8.5.1||14.5, August 2022||5.3, November 2021|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||Open Source BSD||Open Source AGPL version 3, commercial license available|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Implementation language||Java, C++, .Net||C||C#|
|Server operating systems||Linux|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes||no|
|yes||yes specific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.|
|SQL Support of SQL||ANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDL||yes standard with numerous extensions||SQL-like query language (RQL)|
|APIs and other access methods||HDFS API|
RESTful HTTP API
native C library
streaming API for large objects
|.NET Client API|
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
|Supported programming languages||C#|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||yes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)||user defined functions realized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.||yes|
|Triggers||yes (cache interceptors and events)||yes||yes|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding||partitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash||Sharding|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||yes (replicated cache)||Source-replica replication other methods possible by using 3rd party extensions||Multi-source replication|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||yes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)||no||yes MapReduce functions can be defined in Linq|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency||Eventual Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||yes||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID||ACID||ACID, Cluster-wide transaction available|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|User concepts Access control||Security Hooks for custom implementations||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||Access control on document level using the Authorization Bundle|
|More information provided by the system vendor|
|Specific characteristics||RavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...|
|Competitive advantages||RavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...|
|Typical application scenarios||IoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...|
|Key customers||Toyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...|
|Market metrics||2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises|
|Licensing and pricing models||RavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...|
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