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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. GeoMesa vs. PostGIS

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.Spatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelSearch engineSpatial DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score151.07
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.95
Rank#204  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score30.85
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.geomesa.orgpostgis.net
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlpostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperElasticCCRi and others
Initial release201020142005
Current release7.8.0, June 20203.2.0, April 20213.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoElastic LicenseOpen Source infoApache License 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 languageJavaScalaC
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesyes
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
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoyes
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnouser defined functions
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featurenoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingdepending on storage layeryes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesdepending on storage layeryes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectoryesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, alldepending on storage layerImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
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.Memcached and Redis integrationdepending on storage layerno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageyes infobased on PostgreSQL

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