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System Properties Comparison H2 vs. H2GIS vs. Kinetica vs. SpatiaLite

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NameH2  Xexclude from comparisonH2GIS  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Spatial extension of H2Fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsSpatial extension of SQLite
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score9.83
Rank#51  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#335  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score0.66
Rank#212  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Score1.89
Rank#127  Overall
#2  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.h2database.comwww.h2gis.orgwww.kinetica.comwww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­index
Technical documentationwww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlwww.h2gis.org/­docs/­homewww.kinetica.com/­docswww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.html
DeveloperThomas MuellerCNRSKineticaAlessandro Furieri
Initial release2005201320122008
Current release2.1.210, January 20227.1, August 20215.0.0, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoLGPL 3.0commercialOpen Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC, C++C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinuxserver-less
Data schemeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaJavaC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsyes infobased on H2user defined functionsno
Triggersyesyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseyes infobased on H2Source-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
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.yesyesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infobased on H2Access rights for users and roles on table levelno
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H2H2GISKineticaSpatiaLite
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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