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System Properties Comparison Heroic vs. PostGIS vs. SingleStore

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NameHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchSpatial extension of PostgreSQLMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table type
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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Score0.30
Rank#274  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Score31.27
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score7.03
Rank#62  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Websitespotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexpostgis.netwww.singlestore.com
Technical documentationspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewpostgis.net/­documentationdocs.singlestore.com
DeveloperSpotifySingleStore Inc.
Initial release201420052013
Current release3.2.1, February 20227.6, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL v2.0commercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaCC++, Go
Server operating systemsLinux info64 bit version required
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyes infovia Elasticsearchyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes infobut no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsHQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
Cluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesBash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyes
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes infobased on PostgreSQLSharding infohash partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infobased on PostgreSQLSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculations
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on PostgreSQLFine grained access control via users, groups and roles
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HeroicPostGISSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL
Specific characteristicsSingleStore offers a fully-managed , distributed, highly-scalable SQL database designed...
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Competitive advantagesSingleStore’s competitive advantages include: Easy and Simplified Architecture with...
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Typical application scenariosDriving Fast Analytics: SingleStore delivers the fastest and most scalable reporting...
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Key customersIEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
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Market metricsCustomers in various industries worldwide including US and International Industry...
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Licensing and pricing modelsF ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
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