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DBMS > PostGIS vs. SAP IQ vs. Spark SQL vs. TiDB vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. SAP IQ vs. Spark SQL vs. TiDB vs. Transbase

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.A resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS infocolumn-orientedRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score31.87
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score4.86
Rank#75  Overall
#42  Relational DBMS
Score22.94
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score3.26
Rank#95  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#310  Overall
#139  Relational DBMS
Websitepostgis.netwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlspark.apache.org/­sqlpingcap.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­solutions/­transbase-resource-optimized-high-performance-database
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­iqspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmldocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stablewww.transaction.de/­en/­transbase-inside
DeveloperSAP, formerly SybaseApache Software FoundationPingCAP, Inc.Transaction Software GmbH
Initial release20051994201420161987
Current release3.1.4, September 202116.1 SPS04, April 20193.2.0, October 20215.0.1, April 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageCScalaGo, RustC and C++
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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.yesnononono
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Python
R
Scala
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesnonoyes
Triggersyesyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLshared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ Multiplexeryes, utilizing Spark Corehorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLSAP/Sybase Replication ServernoneUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoHadoop integrationyes infowith TiSpark Connectorno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono infocurrently only supported in syntaxyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonononono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on PostgreSQLfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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PostGISSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQSpark SQLTiDBTransbase
Specific characteristicsTiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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Competitive advantagesIn the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosTiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersShopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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Market metrics25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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