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DBMS > PostGIS vs. Riak KV vs. TinkerGraph

System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. Riak KV vs. TinkerGraph

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonTinkerGraph  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeA lightweight, in-memory graph engine that serves as a reference implementation of the TinkerPop3 API
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score32.44
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score6.50
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score0.15
Rank#296  Overall
#26  Graph DBMS
Websitepostgis.netriak.com/­products/­riak-kvtinkerpop.apache.org/­docs/­current/­reference/­#tinkergraph-gremlin
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperBasho Technologies
Initial release200520092009
Current release3.1.4, September 20212.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCErlangJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
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 indexesyesrestrictedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesC infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Groovy
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsJavaScript and Erlangno
Triggersyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLSharding infono "single point of failure"none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLselectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno infolinks between data sets can be storedyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesno
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesoptional
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 PostgreSQLnono

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