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System Properties Comparison LokiJS vs. PostGIS

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NameLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory JavaScript DBMSSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument storeSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score0.49
Rank#260  Overall
#42  Document stores
Score21.72
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSpostgis.net
Technical documentationtechfort.github.io/­LokiJSpostgis.net/­documentation
Initial release20142005
Current release3.4.2, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptuser 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 nodesnoneyes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infobased on PostgreSQL

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