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DBMS > PostGIS vs. SpatiaLite vs. Splice Machine

System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. SpatiaLite vs. Splice Machine

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  Xexclude from comparisonSplice Machine  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLSpatial extension of SQLiteOpen-Source SQL RDBMS for Operational and Analytical use cases with native Machine Learning, powered by Hadoop and Spark
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score23.90
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score1.72
Rank#149  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score0.54
Rank#255  Overall
#116  Relational DBMS
Websitepostgis.netwww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­indexsplicemachine.com
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationwww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.htmlsplicemachine.com/­how-it-works
DeveloperAlessandro FurieriSplice Machine
Initial release200520082014
Current release3.4.2, February 20245.0.0, August 20203.1, March 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1Open Source infoAGPL 3.0, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC++Java
Server operating systemsserver-lessLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyesyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Native Spark Datasource
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoyes infoJava
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLnoneShared Nothhing Auto-Sharding, Columnar Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoYes, via Full Spark Integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on PostgreSQLnoAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard

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