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System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. Rockset

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Search engine
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Score22.69
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score0.79
Rank#211  Overall
#35  Document stores
Websitepostgis.netrockset.com
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationdocs.rockset.com
DeveloperRockset
Initial release20052019
Current release3.4.2, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesdynamic typing
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 infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLAutomatic sharding
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 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 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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on PostgreSQLAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console

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