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System Properties Comparison MySQL vs. Postgres-XL vs. RavenDB

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NameMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used open source RDBMSBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document Database
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APIRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score1061.34
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score0.53
Rank#254  Overall
#117  Relational DBMS
Score2.84
Rank#101  Overall
#18  Document stores
Websitewww.mysql.comwww.postgres-xl.orgravendb.net
Technical documentationdev.mysql.com/­docwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationravendb.net/­docs
DeveloperOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunHibernating Rhinos
Initial release19952014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2010
Current release8.4.0, April 202410 R1, October 20185.4, July 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++CC#
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes infodistributed, parallel query executionSQL-like query language (RQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
.NET Client API
F# Client API
Go Client API
Java Client API
NodeJS Client API
PHP Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
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#
F#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoproprietary syntaxuser defined functionsyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabrichorizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyDefault ACID transactions on the local node (eventually consistent across the cluster). Atomic operations with cluster-wide ACID transactions. Eventual consistency for indexes and full-text search indexes.
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID infoMVCCACID, Cluster-wide transaction available
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyesyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAuthorization levels configured per client per database

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