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System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. Sequoiadb vs. TimescaleDB

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonSequoiadb  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLNewSQL database with distributed OLTP and SQLA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score31.82
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score0.42
Rank#256  Overall
#39  Document stores
#120  Relational DBMS
Score4.70
Rank#83  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitepostgis.netwww.sequoiadb.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationwww.sequoiadb.com/­en/­index.php?m=Files&a=indexdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperSequoiadb Ltd.Timescale
Initial release200520132017
Current release3.2.1, February 20222.6.0, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoServer: AGPL; Client: Apache V2Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC++C
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infooid, date, timestamp, binary, regexnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.yesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsproprietary protocol using JSONADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
PHP
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsJavaScriptuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLShardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLSource-replica replicationSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDDocument is locked during a transactionACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on PostgreSQLsimple password-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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PostGISSequoiadbTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsTimescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesTimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosTime-series Analytics TimescaleDB boosts the performance of PostgreSQL for time-series...
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Key customersTransferWise, Maersk, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco, Nutanix, Warner...
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Market metricsWith over 12,700 GitHub stars and growing, 1,000,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTimescaleDB is available as a self-hosted product under two licenses, the Timescale...
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