List of column-oriented DBMSes

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This article is a list of column-oriented database management system software.

Free and open-source software (FOSS)

Database Name Language Implemented in Notes
Apache Druid Java started in 2011 for low-latency massive ingestion and queries
Apache Kudu C++ released in 2016 to complete the Apache Hadoop ecosystem
Calpont InfiniDB C++
ClickHouse C++ released in 2016 to analyze data that is updated in real time
CrateDB Java
DuckDB C++ An embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMS
InfluxDB Go time series database
Greenplum Database C
PostgreSQL cstore_fdw,[1]vops [2] C cstore_fdw uses ORC format
MariaDB ColumnStore C & C++ formerly Calpont InfiniDB
MapD C++
Metakit C++
MonetDB C

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

  • Amazon Redshift
  • Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse
  • Google BigQuery
  • Oracle Autonomous Datawarehouse Cloud Service
  • Snowflake Computing
  • MariaDB SkySQL


  • Actuate Corporation BIRT Analytics ColumnarDB
  • Dimensional Insight
  • Endeca
  • EXtremeDB
  • IBM Db2
  • Infobright
  • KDB
  • kdb+
  • memSQL
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Oracle Database (in-memory option)[3]
  • Oracle Exadata[citation needed]
  • ParAccel
  • SAP HANA[4]
  • SAP IQ
  • SenSage
  • SQream
  • Teradata
  • Vector, formerly Vectorwise
  • Vertica (developed from open-source C-Store)
  • Yellowbrick Data


  1. ^ "Columnar store for analytics with PostgreSQL" (HTML).
  2. ^ "Vectorized Operations extension for PostgreSQL" (HTML).
  3. ^ "Oracle Database 12c: In-Memory Option" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Home | SAP HANA". Retrieved 2016-07-07.

Edited: 2021-06-19 17:54:56