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DBMS > MariaDB vs. PostGIS vs. Postgres-XL vs. Valentina Server

System Properties Comparison MariaDB vs. PostGIS vs. Postgres-XL vs. Valentina Server

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NameMariaDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonValentina Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. MariaDB ColumnStore provides a column-oriented storage engine and MariaDB Xpand supports distributed SQL.Spatial extension of PostgreSQLBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresObject-relational database and reports server
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMSDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score104.36
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score32.44
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#203  Overall
#100  Relational DBMS
Score0.25
Rank#276  Overall
#128  Relational DBMS
Websitemariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
postgis.netwww.postgres-xl.orgwww.valentina-db.net
Technical documentationmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­librarypostgis.net/­documentationwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationvalentina-db.com/­docs/­dokuwiki/­v5/­doku.php
DeveloperMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
Paradigma Software
Initial release200920052014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB1999
Current release10.6.5, November 20213.1.4, September 202110 R1, October 20185.7.5
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availableOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoMozilla public licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++CC
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
Linux
macOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infoDynamic columns are supportedyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.yesyesyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsyesyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C
C#
C++
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Visual Basic
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3user defined functionsuser defined functionsyes
Triggersyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesseveral options for horizontal partitioning and Shardingyes infobased on PostgreSQLhorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACIDACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infowith MEMORY storage enginenonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infobased on PostgreSQLfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
MariaDBPostGISPostgres-XLValentina Server
Specific characteristicsMariaDB is the most powerful open source relational database – modern SQL and JSON...
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Competitive advantagesMariaDB has many features unavailable in other open source relational databases....
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Typical application scenariosWeb, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Key customersDeutsche Bank, DBS Bank, Nasdaq, Red Hat, ServiceNow, Verizon and Walgreens Featured...
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Market metricsMariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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