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System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. RocksDB

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score22.69
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score3.65
Rank#85  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
Websitepostgis.netrocksdb.org
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperFacebook, Inc.
Initial release20052013
Current release3.4.2, February 20249.2.1, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
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 indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesno
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLhorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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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