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DBMS > H2GIS vs. Oracle Rdb vs. PostGIS

System Properties Comparison H2GIS vs. Oracle Rdb vs. PostGIS

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NameH2GIS  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Rdb  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of H2Spatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.03
Rank#335  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score1.18
Rank#162  Overall
#77  Relational DBMS
Score31.82
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.h2gis.orgwww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­rdb/­overview/­index.htmlpostgis.net
Technical documentationwww.h2gis.org/­docs/­homepostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperCNRSOracle, originally developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
Initial release201319842005
Current release7.4.1.1, 20213.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoLGPL 3.0commercialOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemsHP Open VMS
Data schemeyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
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
Supported programming languagesJava
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infobased on H2user defined functions
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on H2yes 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 dataACIDyes, on a single nodeACID
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on H2yes infobased on PostgreSQL

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