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DBMS > GeoSpock vs. Google BigQuery vs. PostGIS

System Properties Comparison GeoSpock vs. Google BigQuery vs. PostGIS

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NameGeoSpock  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
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DescriptionSpatial and temporal data processing engine for extreme data scaleLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tablesSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score61.90
Rank#19  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score23.90
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitegeospock.comcloud.google.com/­bigquerypostgis.net
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docspostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperGeoSpockGoogle
Initial release20102005
Current release2.0, September 20193.4.2, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
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Implementation languageJava, JavascriptC
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeyesyesyes
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 indexestemporal, categoricalnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL for query only (using Presto)yesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCRESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions infoin JavaScriptuser defined functions
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic shardingnoneyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying dataACID
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per tableAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) on dataset, table or view level infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)yes infobased on PostgreSQL

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