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System Properties Comparison PostgreSQL vs. XAP

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NamePostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonXAP  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLHigh performant in-memory data grid for mission critical applications. Insight Edge from the same company extends XAP for AI/ML support, BI and other interfaces
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Document store
Key-value store infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsDocument storeObject oriented DBMS
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Score527.00
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score0.92
Rank#166  Overall
#25  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
Websitewww.postgresql.orgwww.gigaspaces.com/­products/­xap
Technical documentationwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manualsdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release1989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL2000
Current release12.3, May 202014.5.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.yes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.no infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsSQL-like query language and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yes
Triggersyesyes infoEvent Listeners
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodespartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashSharding infoHash based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsMaster-master replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Master-slave replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access control

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