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DBMS > H2GIS vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. PostGIS

System Properties Comparison H2GIS vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. PostGIS

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NameH2GIS  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of H2Elastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.08
Rank#360  Overall
#7  Spatial DBMS
Score23.95
Rank#30  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score24.72
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.h2gis.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticspostgis.net
Technical documentationwww.h2gis.org/­docs/­homedocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticspostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperCNRSMicrosoft
Initial release201320162005
Current release3.4.2, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoLGPL 3.0commercialOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC++C
Server operating systemshosted
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaC#
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infobased on H2Transact SQLuser defined functions
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding, horizontal partitioningyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on H2yesyes 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 integrityyesno infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on H2yesyes infobased on PostgreSQL

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