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DBMS > H2GIS vs. PostgreSQL vs. Tarantool

System Properties Comparison H2GIS vs. PostgreSQL vs. Tarantool

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NameH2GIS  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonTarantool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of H2Widely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLIn-memory database with an integrated application server
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Key-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMS infowith Tarantool/GIS extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.17
Rank#293  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score586.97
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score1.56
Rank#137  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Websitewww.h2gis.orgwww.postgresql.orgwww.tarantool.io
Technical documentationwww.h2gis.org/­docs/­homewww.postgresql.org/­docswww.tarantool.io/­en/­doc
DeveloperCNRSPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerMail.ru Group
Initial release20131989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL2008
Current release14.0, September 20212.4.2, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoLGPL 3.0Open Source infoBSDOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaCC and C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
BSD
Linux
macOS
Data schemeyesyesschema-free, schema definition possible
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesstring, double, decimal, uuid, integer, blob, boolean
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.noyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.no
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infostandard with numerous extensionsFull-featured ANSI SQL support
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Open binary protocol
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infobased on H2user defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.Lua, C and SQL stored procedures
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonepartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashHash sharding based on virtual buckets
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on H2Source-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes, with SQL
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID, read commited
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes, cooperative multitasking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, regular snapshots on disk, write ahead logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes, full featured in-memory storage engine with persistence
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on H2fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles

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