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DBMS > GeoMesa vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. PostGIS vs. TerarkDB

System Properties Comparison GeoMesa vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. PostGIS vs. TerarkDB

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NameGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.Microsofts flagship relational DBMSSpatial extension of PostgreSQLA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.80
Rank#192  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score944.81
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score31.87
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#325  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Websitewww.geomesa.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverpostgis.netgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverpostgis.net/­documentationgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperCCRi and othersMicrosoftTerark
Initial release2014198920052016
Current release3.1.1, January 2021SQL Server 2019, November 20193.1.4, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License 2.0commercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoGPL v2.0commercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageScalaC++CC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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.noyesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoTransact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javauser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesdepending on storage layertables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationyes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesdepending on storage layeryes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionyes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemdepending on storage layerImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.depending on storage layeryesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storagefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infobased on PostgreSQLno

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