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System Properties Comparison PostgreSQL vs. Virtuoso
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|Name||PostgreSQL Xexclude from comparison||Virtuoso Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Widely used open source RDBMS Developed as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL||Virtuoso is a multi-model hybrid-RDBMS that supports management of data represented as relational tables and/or property graphs|
|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.||Graph DBMS|
Native XML DBMS
|Secondary database models||Document store||Document store|
|Developer||PostgreSQL Global Development Group www.postgresql.org/developer||OpenLink Software|
|Initial release||1989 1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL||1998|
|Current release||12.0, October 2019||8.2, October 2018|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source BSD||Open Source GPLv2, extended commercial license available|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||FreeBSD|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes|
|yes specific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes standard with numerous extensions||yes|
|APIs and other access methods||native C library|
streaming API for large objects
|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 Virtuoso PL|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||partitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash||yes|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Master-slave replication other methods possible by using 3rd party extensions||Master-master replication|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||yes|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||yes||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes|
|User concepts Access control||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard|
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|Specific characteristics||Virtuoso is a modern multi-model RDBMS for managing data represented as tabular relations...|
|Competitive advantages||Performance & Scale — as exemplified by DBpedia and the LOD Cloud it spawned, i.e.,...|
|Typical application scenarios||Used for — Analytics/BI Conceptual Data Virtualization Enterprise Knowledge Graphs...|
|Key customers||Broad use across enterprises and governments including — European Union (EU) US Government...|
|Market metrics||Largest installed-base of Multi-Model RDBMS for AI-friendly Knowledge Graphs Platform...|
|Licensing and pricing models||Available in both Commercial Enterprise and Open Source (GPL v2) Editions Feature...|
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