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System Properties Comparison Teradata Aster vs. Vertica vs. YottaDB

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NameTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoOpenText™ Vertica™  Xexclude from comparisonYottaDB  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 typesCloud or off-cloud analytical database and query engine for structured and semi-structured streaming and batch data. Machine learning platform with built-in algorithms, data preparation capabilities, and model evaluation and management via SQL or Python.A fast and solid embedded Key-value store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoColumn orientedKey-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS infousing the Octo plugin
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Score10.06
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score0.28
Rank#306  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
Websitewww.vertica.comyottadb.com
Technical documentationvertica.com/­documentationyottadb.com/­resources/­documentation
DeveloperTeradataOpenText infopreviously Micro Focus and Hewlett PackardYottaDB, LLC
Initial release200520052001
Current release12.0.3, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono infoon-premises, all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and containersno
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Implementation languageC++C
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxDocker
Linux
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File StoreYes, but also semi-structure/unstructured data storage, and complex hierarchical data (like Parquet) stored and/or queried.schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesyesNo Indexes Required. Different internal optimization strategy, but same functionality included.no
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesFull 1999 standard plus machine learning, time series and geospatial. Over 650 functions.by using the Octo plugin
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spark Connector
vSQL infocharacter-based, interactive, front-end utility
PostgreSQL wire protocol infousing the Octo plugin
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
C
Go
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
M
Perl
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresR packagesyes, PostgreSQL PL/pgSQL, with minor differences
Triggersnoyes, called Custom Alerts
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning, hierarchical partitioning
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 infoOne, or more copies of data replicated across nodes, or object-store used for repository.yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Frameworkno infoBi-directional Spark integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDoptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hashUsers and groups based on OS-security mechanisms
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Teradata AsterVertica infoOpenText™ Vertica™YottaDB
Specific characteristicsDeploy-anywhere database for large-scale analytical deployments. Deploy off-cloud,...
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Competitive advantagesFast, scalable, and capable of high concurrency. Separation of compute/storage leverages...
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Typical application scenariosCommunication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersAbiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCost-based models and subscription-based models are both available. One license is...
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