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DBMS > H2GIS vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. PostGIS

System Properties Comparison H2GIS vs. Microsoft SQL Server vs. PostGIS

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NameH2GIS  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of H2Microsofts flagship relational DBMSSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score0.05
Rank#372  Overall
#7  Spatial DBMS
Score829.80
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Score23.90
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.h2gis.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-serverpostgis.net
Technical documentationwww.h2gis.org/­docs/­homelearn.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-serverpostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperCNRSMicrosoft
Initial release201319892005
Current releaseSQL Server 2022, November 20223.4.2, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoLGPL 3.0commercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C
Server operating systemsLinux
Windows
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.noyesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languagesJavaC#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infobased on H2Transact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Javauser defined functions
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonetables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federationyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on H2yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Editionyes 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 integrityyesyesyes
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on H2fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infobased on PostgreSQL

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