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System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. SwayDB vs. TiDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storageTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.A time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score32.44
Rank#27  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score0.03
Rank#330  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Score3.20
Rank#97  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Score4.38
Rank#81  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitepostgis.netswaydb.iopingcap.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationdocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stabledocs.timescale.com
DeveloperSimer PlahaPingCAP, Inc.Timescale
Initial release2005201820162017
Current release3.1.4, September 20215.0.1, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageCScalaGo, RustC
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.yesnonoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyesyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJava
Kotlin
Scala
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnonouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLnonehorizontal partitioning (by key range)yes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLnoneUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.Source-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infowith TiSpark Connectorno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infocurrently only supported in syntaxyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic execution of operationsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on PostgreSQLnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
PostGISSwayDBTiDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsTiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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Competitive advantagesIn the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosTiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersShopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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Market metrics25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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