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PostGIS System Properties

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NamePostGIS
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score31.82
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitepostgis.net
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentation
Initial release2005
Current release3.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
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Implementation languageC
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
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
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes
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 methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
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 PostgreSQL

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