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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. PostGIS vs. Rockset
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|Name||Elasticsearch Xexclude from comparison||PostGIS Xexclude from comparison||Rockset Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||A distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene Elasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metric||Spatial extension of PostgreSQL||A scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB|
|Primary database model||Search engine||Spatial DBMS||Document store|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
|Relational DBMS||Relational DBMS|
|Current release||8.6, January 2023||3.3.3, May 2023|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source Elastic License||Open Source GPL v2.0||commercial|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||yes|
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|Server operating systems||All OS with a Java VM||hosted|
|Data scheme||schema-free Flexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistent||yes||schema-free|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes||dynamic typing|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no||yes||no ingestion from XML files supported|
|Secondary indexes||yes All search fields are automatically indexed||yes||all fields are automatically indexed|
|SQL Support of SQL||SQL-like query language||yes||Read-only SQL queries, including JOINs|
|APIs and other access methods||Java API|
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
|Supported programming languages||.Net|
Community Contributed Clients
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||yes||user defined functions||no|
|Triggers||yes by using the 'percolation' feature||yes||no|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding||yes based on PostgreSQL||Automatic sharding|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||yes||yes based on PostgreSQL||yes|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||ES-Hadoop Connector||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Eventual Consistency Synchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, all||Immediate Consistency||Eventual Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||yes||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no||ACID||no|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||Memcached and Redis integration||no|
|User concepts Access control||yes based on PostgreSQL||Access rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console|
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