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DBMS > GeoMesa vs. PostGIS vs. TerarkDB

System Properties Comparison GeoMesa vs. PostGIS vs. TerarkDB

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NameGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.Spatial 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 DBMSSpatial DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.78
Rank#199  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score31.82
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Websitewww.geomesa.orgpostgis.netgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlpostgis.net/­documentationgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperCCRi and othersTerark
Initial release201420052016
Current release3.2.0, April 20213.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoGPL v2.0commercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageScalaCC++
Data schemeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesdepending on storage layeryes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesdepending on storage layeryes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemdepending on storage layerImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
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.depending on storage layernoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageyes infobased on PostgreSQLno

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