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DBMS > PostGIS vs. Snowflake vs. SpaceTime

System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. Snowflake vs. SpaceTime

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured dataSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score30.81
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score103.50
Rank#13  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#6  Spatial DBMS
Websitepostgis.netwww.snowflake.comwww.mireo.hr/­spacetime
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperSnowflake Computing Inc.Mireo
Initial release200520142020
Current release3.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
Data schemeyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yesyesno
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resourcesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLyesFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLyesReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
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 PostgreSQLUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationyes

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