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DBMS > HEAVY.AI vs. Infobright vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison HEAVY.AI vs. Infobright vs. Postgres-XL

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NameHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareHigh performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score2.30
Rank#127  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score1.05
Rank#194  Overall
#91  Relational DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#253  Overall
#115  Relational DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
ignitetech.com/­softwarelibrary/­infobrightdbwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationdocs.heavy.aiwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperHEAVY.AI, Inc.Ignite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.
Initial release201620052014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release5.10, January 202210 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016Open Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++ and CUDACC
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
Windows
Linux
macOS
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.nonoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesnono infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoRound robinnonehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID infoMVCC
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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