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System Properties Comparison PostgreSQL vs. SAP IQ vs. SiriDB
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|Name||PostgreSQL Xexclude from comparison||SAP IQ former name: Sybase IQ Xexclude from comparison||SiriDB Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Widely used open source RDBMS Developed as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL||Columnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analytics||Open Source Time Series DBMS|
|Primary database model||Relational DBMS with object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.||Relational DBMS column-oriented||Time Series DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
Graph DBMS with Apache Age
Vector DBMS with pgvector extension
|Developer||PostgreSQL Global Development Group www.postgresql.org/developer||SAP, formerly Sybase||Cesbit|
|Initial release||1989 1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL||1994||2017|
|Current release||16.1, November 2023||16.1 SPS04, April 2019|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source BSD||commercial||Open Source MIT License|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||FreeBSD|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes||yes Numeric data|
|yes specific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.||no||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes standard with numerous extensions||yes||no|
|APIs and other access methods||ADO.NET|
native C library
streaming API for large objects
RESTful HTTP API
|Supported programming languages||.Net|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||user defined functions realized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.||yes||no|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||partitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash||shared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexer||Sharding|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Source-replica replication other methods possible by using 3rd party extensions||SAP/Sybase Replication Server||yes|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||Hadoop integration||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes||yes||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID||ACID||no|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|User concepts Access control||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||simple rights management via user accounts|
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