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System Properties Comparison Oracle Berkeley DB vs. PostgreSQL vs. SpatiaLite
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|Name||Oracle Berkeley DB Xexclude from comparison||PostgreSQL Xexclude from comparison||SpatiaLite Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Widely used in-process key-value store||Widely used open source RDBMS Developed as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL||Spatial extension of SQLite|
|Primary database model||Key-value store supports sorted and unsorted key sets|
Native XML DBMS in the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
|Relational DBMS with object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.||Spatial DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
|Developer||Oracle originally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by Oracle||PostgreSQL Global Development Group www.postgresql.org/developer||Alessandro Furieri|
|Initial release||1994||1989 1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL||2008|
|Current release||18.1.40, May 2020||14.5, August 2022||5.0.0, August 2020|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source commercial license available||Open Source BSD||Open Source MPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Implementation language||C, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)||C||C++|
|Server operating systems||AIX|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||no||yes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||yes only with the Berkeley DB XML edition||yes specific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||yes SQL interfaced based on SQLite is available||yes standard with numerous extensions||yes|
|APIs and other access methods||ADO.NET|
native C library
streaming API for large objects
|Supported programming languages||.Net Figaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET|
others Third-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||no||user defined functions realized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.||no|
|Triggers||yes only for the SQL API||yes||yes|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||none||partitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash||none|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Source-replica replication||Source-replica replication other methods possible by using 3rd party extensions||none|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||no||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||yes||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||ACID||ACID||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||yes||no||yes|
|User concepts Access control||no||fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard||no|
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