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DBMS > BigObject vs. PostGIS vs. STSdb

System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. PostGIS vs. STSdb

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesSpatial extension of PostgreSQLKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedSpatial DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.13
Rank#332  Overall
#147  Relational DBMS
Score20.96
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#363  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Websitebigobject.iopostgis.netgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iopostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.STS Soft SC
Initial release201520052011
Current release3.4.2, February 20244.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC#
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesno
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuauser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes
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 controlnoyes infobased on PostgreSQLno

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