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System Properties Comparison IRONdb vs. PostgreSQL vs. STSdb
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|Name||IRONdb Xexclude from comparison||PostgreSQL Xexclude from comparison||STSdb Xexclude from comparison|
|IRONdb seems to be discontinued. Therefore it is excluded from the DB-Engines Ranking.|
|Description||A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity||Widely used open source RDBMS Developed as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL||Key-Value Store with special method for indexing optimized for high performance using a special indexing method|
|Primary database model||Time Series DBMS||Relational DBMS with object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.||Key-value store|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
Graph DBMS with Apache Age
Vector DBMS with pgvector extension
|Developer||Circonus LLC.||PostgreSQL Global Development Group www.postgresql.org/developer||STS Soft SC|
|Initial release||2017||1989 1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL||2011|
|Current release||V0.10.20, January 2018||16.1, November 2023||4.0.8, September 2015|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||Open Source BSD||Open Source GPLv2, commercial license available|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Implementation language||C and C++||C||C#|
|Server operating systems||Linux||FreeBSD|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes text, numeric, histograms||yes||yes primitive types and user defined types (classes)|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no||yes specific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.|
|SQL Support of SQL||SQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)||yes standard with numerous extensions||no|
|APIs and other access methods||HTTP API||ADO.NET|
native C library
streaming API for large objects
|.NET Client API|
|Supported programming languages||.Net|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||yes, in Lua||user defined functions realized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.||no|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Automatic, metric affinity per node||partitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash||none|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||configurable replication factor, datacenter aware||Source-replica replication other methods possible by using 3rd party extensions||none|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||yes||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no||ACID||no|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no||no|
|User concepts Access control||no||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||no|
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