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System Properties Comparison Postgres-XL vs. YugabyteDB
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|Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
|High-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire and feature compatible with PostgreSQL.
|Primary database model
|Secondary database models
Wide column store
|2014 since 2012, originally named StormDB
|10 R1, October 2018
|2.19, September 2023
|License Commercial or Open Source
|Open Source Mozilla public license
|Open Source Apache 2.0
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service
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|C and C++
|Server operating systems
|depending on used data model
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date
|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 XML type, but no XML query functionality
|SQL Support of SQL
|yes distributed, parallel query execution
|yes, PostgreSQL compatible
|APIs and other access methods
native C library
streaming API for large objects
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
YSQL - a fully relational SQL API that is wire compatible with the SQL language in PostgreSQL
|Supported programming languages
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures
|user defined functions
|yes sql, plpgsql, C
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes
|Hash and Range Sharding, row-level geo-partitioning
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes
|Based on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system
|Strong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
|Foreign keys Referential integrity
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data
|Distributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data
|Durability Support for making data persistent
|yes based on RocksDB
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.
|User concepts Access control
|fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
|More information provided by the system vendor
|YugabyteDB is an open source distributed SQL database for cloud native transactional...
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|Typical application scenarios
|Systems of record and engagement for cloud native applications that require resilience,...
|2 Million+ lifetime clusters deployed, 6.5K+ GitHub stars, 7K YugabyteDB Community...
|Licensing and pricing models
|Apache 2.0 license for the database
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