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System Properties Comparison Ignite vs. Postgres-XL vs. VoltDB

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NameIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  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.Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.02
Rank#92  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
#48  Relational DBMS
Score0.46
Rank#258  Overall
#120  Relational DBMS
Score1.45
Rank#151  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Websiteignite.apache.orgwww.postgres-xl.orgwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationapacheignite.readme.io/­docswww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperApache Software FoundationVoltDB Inc.
Initial release20152014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2010
Current releaseApache Ignite 2.610 R1, October 201811.3, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++, Java, .NetCJava, C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Linux
OS X infofor development
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 infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
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
Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)user defined functionsJava
Triggersyes (cache interceptors and events)yesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoMVCCACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers and roles with access to stored procedures

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