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System Properties Comparison Ingres vs. PostGIS

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NameIngres  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWell established RDBMSSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.10
Rank#69  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score31.82
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.actian.com/­data-management/­ingres-sql-rdbmspostgis.net
Technical documentationdocs.actian.com/­ingrespostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperActian Corporation
Initial release1974 infooriginally developed at University Berkely in early 1970s2005
Current release11.0, April 20173.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCC
Server operating systemsAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.no infobut tools for importing/exporting data from/to XML-files availableyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
proprietary protocol (OpenAPI)
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning infoIngres Star to access multiple databases simultaneouslyyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesIngres Replicatoryes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMVCCyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infobased on PostgreSQL

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