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System Properties Comparison Memgraph vs. PostgreSQL vs. searchxml
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|Name||Memgraph Xexclude from comparison||PostgreSQL Xexclude from comparison||searchxml Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||An open source graph database built for real-time streaming and compatible with Neo4j||Widely used open source RDBMS Developed as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL||DBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server|
|Primary database model||Graph DBMS||Relational DBMS with object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.||Native XML DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
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|Developer||Memgraph Ltd||PostgreSQL Global Development Group www.postgresql.org/developer||informationpartners gmbh|
|Initial release||2017||1989 1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL||2015|
|Current release||16.0, September 2023||1.0|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial Free license available||Open Source BSD||commercial|
|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|
|Data scheme||schema-free and schema-optional||yes||schema-free|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes||yes|
|no||yes specific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||no||yes standard with numerous extensions||no|
|APIs and other access methods||Bolt protocol|
Cypher query language
native C library
streaming API for large objects
|RESTful HTTP API|
|Supported programming languages||.Net|
|C++ most other programming languages supported via APIs|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||user defined functions realized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.||yes on the application server|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding dynamic graph partitioning||partitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash||none|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Multi-source replication using RAFT||Source-replica replication other methods possible by using 3rd party extensions||yes sychronisation to multiple collections|
|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||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes relationships in graphs||yes||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID with snapshot isolation||ACID||multiple readers, single writer|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes with periodic snapshot and write-ahead logging (WAL) of changes||yes||yes|
|User concepts Access control||Users, roles and permissions||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||Domain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services|
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|Specific characteristics||Memgraph directly connects to your streaming infrastructure so you and your team...|
|Competitive advantages||Business Source License ensures a future for the Memgraph community MAGE algorithm...|
|Typical application scenarios||Graph algorithms in bioinformatics Social network analysis Cryptocurrency network...|
|Licensing and pricing models||You can check out our pricing model and licenses on the company website .|
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