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Difference between Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB and Altibase
  • Last Updated : 29 Jun, 2020

1. Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB :
It is a cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. ApsaraDB architecture supported 5000 physical machines in a single cluster. It is designed for business-critical database applications that require fast performance, high concurrency, and automatic scaling.

2. Altibase :
It is an open-source relational database model system (RDBMS). The first version of Altibase was called Spiner which was released in 1999. It is an enterprise grade, in-memory, hybrid, high-performance RDBMS. It is manufactured by Altibase Corporation. It supports the complete SQL standard, features and Multi-Version Concurrency Control (MVCC) and also implements Fuzzy and Ping-Pong Checkpointing.


Difference between Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB and Altibase :

S.NO. Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB ALTIBASE
1. It was developed by Alibaba in August 2013. It was developed by Altibase in 1999.
2. It is a cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. It is an enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMS.
3. In Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB there are hosted server operating systems. Server operating systems for Altibase are AIX, HP-UX and Linux.
4. The license of Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB is commercial. The license of Altibase is a open-source.
5. It supports XML Format. It does not support XML Format.
6. It support the Server-side scripting It stored procedures and stored functions.
7. Supported partitioning method is Sharding. It supports stored procedures and stored functions.
8. It supports SQL query language. It uses ANSI SQL-92 as a query language.
9. It supports replication methods. It also supports replication methods.
10. ApsaraDB for PolarDB provides the concept of Referential Integrity. Hence, there are Foreign Keys. Altibase provides the concept of Referential Integrity. Hence, there are Foreign Keys.
11. It supports in-memory capabilities. It does not support in-memory capabilities.
12. It does not offer any API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods. It also does not offer any API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods.
13. It is available as a cloud service. It is not available as a cloud service.
14. Programming languages supported are Java and Python. Programming languages supported are C, C++, Java.

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