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System Properties Comparison Oracle NoSQL vs. PostgreSQL vs. searchxml vs. TimesTen

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NameOracle NoSQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA multi-model, scalable, distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide highly reliable, flexible, and available data management across a configurable set of storage nodesWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application serverIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Native XML DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.41
Rank#82  Overall
#14  Document stores
#13  Key-value stores
#45  Relational DBMS
Score597.27
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#19  Search engines
Score2.05
Rank#122  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­nosql.htmlwww.postgresql.orgwww.searchxml.net/­category/­productswww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationdocs.oracle.com/­en/­database/­other-databases/­nosql-database/­index.htmlwww.postgresql.org/­docswww.searchxml.net/­support/­handoutsdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperOraclePostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerinformationpartners gmbhOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release20111989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL20151998
Current release21.2, September 202114.1, November 20211.011 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoProprietary for Enterprise Edition (Oracle Database EE license has Oracle NoSQL database EE covered: details)Open Source infoBSDcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Solaris SPARC/x86
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
WindowsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeSupport Fixed schema and Schema-less deployment with the ability to interoperate between them.yesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateoptionalyesyesyes
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.noyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infostandard with numerous extensionsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesC
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIsC
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes infoon the application serverPL/SQL
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesElectable source-replica replication per shard. Support distributed global deployment with Multi-region table featureSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsyes infosychronisation to multiple collectionsMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodswith Hadoop integrationnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)ACIDmultiple readers, single writerACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infooff heap cachenonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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