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DBMS > Ignite vs. PostGIS vs. SAP IQ

System Properties Comparison Ignite vs. PostGIS vs. SAP IQ

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NameIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.Spatial extension of PostgreSQLColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-oriented
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.16
Rank#96  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
#49  Relational DBMS
Score22.69
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score2.75
Rank#104  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websiteignite.apache.orgpostgis.netwww.sap.com/­products/­technology-platform/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.html
Technical documentationapacheignite.readme.io/­docspostgis.net/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­docs/­SAP_IQ
DeveloperApache Software FoundationSAP, formerly Sybase
Initial release201520051994
Current releaseApache Ignite 2.63.4.2, February 202416.1 SPS04, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL v2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++, Java, .NetC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)user defined functionsyes
Triggersyes (cache interceptors and events)yesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes infobased on PostgreSQLshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)yes infobased on PostgreSQLSAP/Sybase Replication Server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)noHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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 implementationsyes infobased on PostgreSQLfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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