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DBMS > Teradata Aster vs. TerminusDB vs. VelocityDB

System Properties Comparison Teradata Aster vs. TerminusDB vs. VelocityDB

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NameTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparisonVelocityDB  Xexclude from comparison
Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionPlatform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and typesScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationshipsA .NET Object Database that can be embedded/distributed and extended to a graph data model (VelocityGraph)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMSGraph DBMS
Object oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.02
Rank#342  Overall
#32  Graph DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#311  Overall
#30  Graph DBMS
#16  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.teradata.com/­products-and-services/­teradata-analytics-platformterminusdb.comvelocitydb.com
Technical documentationterminusdb.com/­docsvelocitydb.com/­UserGuide
DeveloperTeradataDataChemist Ltd.VelocityDB Inc
Initial release200520182011
Current release1.0, 20187.x
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageProlog, RustC#
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxAny that supports .NET
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Storeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 infoin Aster File Storenono
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (WOQL)no
APIs and other access methodsOLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
.Net
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
JavaScript
Python
.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresR packagesyesno
TriggersnoyesCallbacks are triggered when data changes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingGraph PartitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.Journaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Frameworknono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoin-memory journalingyes
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 controlBased on Windows Authentication

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