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System Properties Comparison Teradata Aster vs. TigerGraph vs. Vertica

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NameTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparisonTigerGraph  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparison
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DescriptionPlatform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and typesA complete, distributed, parallel graph computing platform supporting web-scale data analytics in real-timeColumnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performance
Primary database modelRelational DBMSGraph DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score1.13
Rank#159  Overall
#12  Graph DBMS
Score21.77
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.tigergraph.comwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationdocs.tigergraph.comwww.vertica.com/­docs/­10.0.x/­HTML/­Content/­Home.htm
DeveloperTeradataVertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release200520172005
Current releaseVertica 10.0 Software, May 2020
Vertica for SQL on Hadoop 10.0 Software, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoAvailable on all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform
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Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxLinux
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 infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
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 Storenoyes
Secondary indexesyesno infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (GSQL)yes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggers
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
GSQL (TigerGraph Query Language)
Kafka
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
C++
Java
C++
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresR packagesyesyes
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash Segmentation
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.Multi-source replication infoCluster level and Object level replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Frameworkyesyes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoop
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in graphsyes
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 persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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Teradata AsterTigerGraphVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsTigerGraph is a native graph database, with massively parallel processing and fully...
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Columnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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Competitive advantagesTigerGraph is the fastest and most scalable graph platform, powered by a native parallel...
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Performance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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Typical application scenariosAnti Money Laundering Real-Time Fraud Detection Customer 360 Real-Time Personalized...
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Communication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersTigerGraph’s proven technology supports applications such as fraud detection, customer...
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Abiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Market metricsTigerGraph is 2x to more than 8000x faster at graph traversal and query response...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNEW: TIGERGRAPH CLOUD - Fully managed Graph Database as a Service. Hourly pricing...
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Cost-based models and subscription-based models are available
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