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System Properties Comparison Amazon DocumentDB vs. Hazelcast vs. PostGIS

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NameAmazon DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed MongoDB-compatible database serviceA widely adopted in-memory data gridSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value storeSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12Relational DBMS
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Score1.91
Rank#131  Overall
#24  Document stores
Score5.46
Rank#61  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score21.72
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­documentdbhazelcast.compostgis.net
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­documentdb/­resourceshazelcast.org/­imdg/­docspostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperHazelcast
Initial release201920082005
Current release5.3.6, November 20233.4.2, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
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.noyes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol using JSON (MongoDB compatible)JCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Servicesuser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infoEventsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-availability zones for high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasyes infoReplicated Mapyes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)yesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmImmediate 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 operationsone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedACID
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesRole-based access controlyes infobased on PostgreSQL

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