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System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. SpatiaLite

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLSpatial extension of SQLite
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score20.96
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score1.59
Rank#144  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Websitepostgis.netwww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­index
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationwww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.html
DeveloperAlessandro Furieri
Initial release20052008
Current release3.4.2, February 20245.0.0, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsserver-less
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate 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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on PostgreSQLno

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