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System Properties Comparison GeoMesa vs. PostGIS

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NameGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.Spatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.62
Rank#217  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score29.84
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.geomesa.orgpostgis.net
Technical documentationwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlpostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperCCRi and others
Initial release20142005
Current release3.1.1, January 20213.1.1, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageScalaC
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesdepending on storage layeryes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesdepending on storage layeryes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemdepending on storage layerImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.depending on storage layerno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageyes infobased on PostgreSQL

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