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System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. Snowflake

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score22.69
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score121.33
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitepostgis.netwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release20052014
Current release3.4.2, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyes
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.yesyes
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLyes
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on PostgreSQLUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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