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System Properties Comparison OpenSearch vs. PostGIS vs. ToroDB

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NameOpenSearch  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonToroDB  Xexclude from comparison
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DescriptionA distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine forked from Elasticsearch and based on Apache LuceneSpatial extension of PostgreSQLA MongoDB-compatible JSON document store, built on top of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelSearch engineSpatial DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsVector DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score16.64
Rank#35  Overall
#4  Search engines
Score20.96
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­opensearch-project
opensearch.org
postgis.netgithub.com/­torodb/­server
Technical documentationopensearch.org/­docs/­latestpostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperAmazon Web Services8Kdata
Initial release202120052016
Current release2.5.0, January 20233.4.2, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoAGPL-V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaCJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMAll OS with a Java 7 VM
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infostring, integer, double, boolean, date, object_id
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby infoElasticsearch client
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesuser defined functions
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes infobased on PostgreSQLSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infobased on PostgreSQLSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on PostgreSQLAccess rights for users and roles
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OpenSearchPostGISToroDB
Specific characteristicsOpenSearch is a highly scalable and extensible open-source software suite for search,...
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Competitive advantagesDistributed as fully open source under Apache License, Version 2.0 (ALv2), OpenSearch...
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Typical application scenariosThe OpenSearch platform is used across a broad range of search , analytics, and observability...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe OpenSearch Project offers open source software licensed under Apache License...
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