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DBMS > Oracle Berkeley DB vs. Postgres-XL vs. SpatiaLite

System Properties Comparison Oracle Berkeley DB vs. Postgres-XL vs. SpatiaLite

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NameOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used in-process key-value storeBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresSpatial extension of SQLite
Primary database modelKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Relational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score3.05
Rank#106  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Score0.76
Rank#228  Overall
#107  Relational DBMS
Score2.21
Rank#129  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.htmlwww.postgres-xl.orgwww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­index
Technical documentationdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.htmlwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationwww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.html
DeveloperOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OracleAlessandro Furieri
Initial release19942014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2008
Current release18.1.40, May 202010 R1, October 20185.0.0, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infocommercial license availableOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen 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, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)CC++
Server operating systemsAIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Linux
macOS
server-less
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.yes infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML editionyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availableyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Perl
Python
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersyes infoonly for the SQL APIyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoMVCCACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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 controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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