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NameVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparisonVoltDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionColumnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performanceDistributed In-Memory NewSQL RDBMS infoUsed for OLTP applications with a high frequency of relatively simple transactions, that can hold all their data in memory
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score21.58
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score1.93
Rank#125  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.vertica.comwww.voltdb.com
Technical documentationwww.vertica.com/­docs/­10.0.x/­HTML/­Content/­Home.htmdocs.voltdb.com
DeveloperVertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett PackardVoltDB Inc.
Initial release20052010
Current releaseVertica 10.0 Software, May 2020
Vertica for SQL on Hadoop 10.0 Software, May 2020
9.0, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoAGPL for Community Edition, commercial license for Enterprise, AWS, and Pro Editions
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno infoAvailable on all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platformno
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Implementation languageJava, C++
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X infofor development
Data schemeyes infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tablesyes
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
Secondary indexesno infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggersyes infoonly a subset of SQL 99
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Perl
Python
R
C#
C++
Erlang infonot officially supported
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesJava
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash SegmentationSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoCluster level and Object level replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoopno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infoFOREIGN KEY constraints are not supported
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoTransactions are executed single-threaded within stored procedures
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoSnapshots and command logging
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hashUsers and roles with access to stored procedures
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Vertica infoVertica Analytics PlatformVoltDB
Specific characteristicsColumnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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Competitive advantagesPerformance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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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 available
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