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DBMS > PostGIS vs. PouchDB vs. SpatiaLite

System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. PouchDB vs. SpatiaLite

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBSpatial extension of SQLite
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSDocument storeSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score21.72
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score2.34
Rank#112  Overall
#21  Document stores
Score1.63
Rank#146  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Websitepostgis.netpouchdb.comwww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­index
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationpouchdb.com/­guideswww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationAlessandro Furieri
Initial release200520122008
Current release3.4.2, February 20247.1.1, June 20195.0.0, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open SourceOpen 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 languageCJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)server-less
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia viewsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsView functions in JavaScriptno
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungenone
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
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on PostgreSQLnono

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