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DBMS > PostGIS vs. SQLite vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. SQLite vs. Transbase

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMSA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score21.72
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score111.41
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.17
Rank#334  Overall
#148  Relational DBMS
Websitepostgis.netwww.sqlite.orgwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationwww.sqlite.org/­docs.htmlwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
DeveloperDwayne Richard HippTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release200520001987
Current release3.4.2, February 20243.46.0  (23 May 2024), May 2024Transbase 8.3, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoPublic Domaincommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCCC and C++
Server operating systemsserver-lessFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infodynamic column typesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.yes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supportedyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesActionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLnoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infovia file-system locksyes
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on PostgreSQLnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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