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System Properties Comparison Oracle vs. VoltDB
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|Name||Oracle Xexclude from comparison||VoltDB Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Widely used RDBMS||Distributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS Used for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
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|Current release||21c, January 2021||11.3, April 2022|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial restricted free version is available||Open Source AGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no|
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|Implementation language||C and C++||Java, C++|
|Server operating systems||AIX|
OS X for development
|Data scheme||yes Schemaless in JSON and XML columns||yes|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes with proprietary extensions||yes only a subset of SQL 99|
|APIs and other access methods||JDBC|
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
|Supported programming languages||C|
Erlang not officially supported
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||PL/SQL also stored procedures in Java possible||Java|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding, horizontal partitioning||Sharding|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Multi-source replication|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no can be realized in PL/SQL||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes||no FOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID isolation level can be parameterized||ACID Transactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes Data access is serialized by the server|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes Snapshots and command logging|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes Version 12c introduced the new option 'Oracle Database In-Memory'|
|User concepts Access control||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||Users and roles with access to stored procedures|
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