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DBMS > GridGain vs. PostgreSQL vs. SpaceTime

System Properties Comparison GridGain vs. PostgreSQL vs. SpaceTime

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NameGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Spatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Apache Age
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS infowith pgvector extension
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.54
Rank#166  Overall
#27  Key-value stores
#77  Relational DBMS
Score629.41
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#395  Overall
#8  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.gridgain.comwww.postgresql.orgwww.mireo.com/­spacetime
Technical documentationwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­index.htmlwww.postgresql.org/­docs
DeveloperGridGain Systems, Inc.PostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerMireo
Initial release20071989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL2020
Current releaseGridGain 8.5.116.2, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSDcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJava, C++, .NetCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yesyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.no
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)user defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.no
Triggersyes (cache interceptors and events)yesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)Source-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes

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