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DBMS > MonetDB vs. Postgres-XL vs. Trafodion

System Properties Comparison MonetDB vs. Postgres-XL vs. Trafodion

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NameMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  Xexclude from comparison
Apache Trafodion has been retired in 2021. Therefore it is excluded from the DB-Engines Ranking.
DescriptionA relational database management system that stores data in columnsBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.70
Rank#137  Overall
#63  Relational DBMS
Score0.46
Rank#258  Overall
#120  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.monetdb.orgwww.postgres-xl.orgtrafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationtrafodion.apache.org/­documentation.html
DeveloperMonetDB BVApache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release20042014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2014
Current releaseDec2023 (11.49), December 202310 R1, October 20182.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCCC++, Java
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Linux
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.yes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes, in SQL, C, Ruser defined functionsJava Stored Procedures
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding via remote tableshorizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusyes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoMVCCACID
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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