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System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. SpaceTime

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLSpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score22.69
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#383  Overall
#7  Spatial DBMS
Websitepostgis.netwww.mireo.com/­spacetime
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperMireo
Initial release20052020
Current release3.4.2, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
Data schemeyesyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
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 integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
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 PostgreSQLyes

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