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System Properties Comparison Amazon DocumentDB vs. GeoSpock vs. PostgreSQL

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NameAmazon DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoSpock  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed MongoDB-compatible database serviceSpatial and temporal data processing engine for extreme data scaleWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSDocument store
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Score0.84
Rank#166  Overall
#25  Document stores
Score0.12
Rank#272  Overall
#126  Relational DBMS
Score506.94
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­documentdbgeospock.comwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­documentdb/­resourcesdocs.geospock.com/­Content/­Home.htmwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manuals
DeveloperGeoSpockPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release20191989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release2.0, September 201912.2, February 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageJava, JavascriptC
Server operating systemshostedhostedFreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.nonoyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyestemporal, categoricalyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoANSI SQL for query only (using Presto)yes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol using JSON (MongoDB compatible)JDBCADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneAutomatic shardingpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-availability zones for high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasMaster-slave replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possiblenoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-document operationsnoACID
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 controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users can be defined per tablefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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