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DBMS > PostGIS vs. RavenDB vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. RavenDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score31.64
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score3.21
Rank#94  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score3.96
Rank#84  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitepostgis.netravendb.netwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationravendb.net/­docsdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperHibernating RhinosTimescale
Initial release200520102017
Current release3.1.4, September 20215.2, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC#C
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnonumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.yesyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query language (RQL)yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methods.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLMulti-source replicationSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on PostgreSQLAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundlefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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PostGISRavenDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsRavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesRavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosIoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersToyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsRavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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