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System Properties Comparison DuckDB vs. NSDb vs. PostGIS

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NameDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMSScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score4.63
Rank#69  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#369  Overall
#40  Time Series DBMS
Score21.72
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websiteduckdb.orgnsdb.iopostgis.net
Technical documentationduckdb.org/­docsnsdb.io/­Architecturepostgis.net/­documentation
Initial release201820172005
Current release1.0.0, June 20243.4.2, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++Java, ScalaC
Server operating systemsserver-lessLinux
macOS
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringyes
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
Secondary indexesyesall fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsArrow Database Connectivity (ADBC)
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesC
C# info3rd party driver
C++
Crystal info3rd party driver
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Lisp info3rd party driver
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
Rust
Swift
Zig info3rd party driver
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesUsing Apache Luceneyes
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 PostgreSQL

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