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System Properties Comparison Derby vs. PostGIS vs. Riak KV

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NameDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Spatial extension of PostgreSQLDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.71
Rank#69  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score22.69
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score4.10
Rank#82  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Websitedb.apache.org/­derbypostgis.net
Technical documentationdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlpostgis.net/­documentationwww.tiot.jp/­riak-docs/­riak/­kv/­latest
DeveloperApache Software FoundationOpenSource, formerly Basho Technologies
Initial release199720052009
Current release10.17.1.0, November 20233.4.2, February 20243.2.0, December 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaCErlang
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBCHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesJavaC infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Proceduresuser defined functionsErlang
Triggersyesyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes infobased on PostgreSQLSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationyes infobased on PostgreSQLselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
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 controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infobased on PostgreSQLyes, using Riak Security

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