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System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. Spark SQL

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score30.71
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score21.87
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Websitepostgis.netspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation
Initial release20052014
Current release3.1.4, September 20213.1.1, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCScala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
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 SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate 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 PostgreSQLno

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