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DBMS > MySQL vs. PostGIS vs. SpatiaLite

System Properties Comparison MySQL vs. PostGIS vs. SpatiaLite

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NameMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used open source RDBMSSpatial extension of PostgreSQLSpatial extension of SQLite
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APISpatial DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score1212.52
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score30.71
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score1.91
Rank#122  Overall
#2  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.mysql.compostgis.netwww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­index
Technical documentationdev.mysql.com/­docpostgis.net/­documentationwww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.html
DeveloperOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunAlessandro Furieri
Initial release199520052008
Current release8.0.26, July 20213.1.4, September 20215.0.0, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++CC++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoproprietary syntaxuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabricyes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyesyes
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesyes infobased on PostgreSQLno

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