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System Properties Comparison Oracle Rdb vs. PostGIS

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NameOracle Rdb  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score1.44
Rank#160  Overall
#76  Relational DBMS
Score29.20
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­rdb/­overview/­index.htmlpostgis.net
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperOracle, originally developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
Initial release19842005
Current release7.4.1.1, 20213.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemsHP Open VMS
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes, on a single nodeACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on PostgreSQL

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