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System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. PouchDB

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score20.96
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score2.31
Rank#111  Overall
#21  Document stores
Websitepostgis.netpouchdb.com
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationpouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperApache Software Foundation
Initial release20052012
Current release3.4.2, February 20247.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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 indexesyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsView functions in JavaScript
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-lounge
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backend
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on PostgreSQLno

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