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System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. Tarantool

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonTarantool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLIn-memory computing platform with a flexible data schema for efficiently building high-performance applications
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS infowith Tarantool/GIS extension
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Score24.72
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score1.88
Rank#146  Overall
#24  Document stores
#25  Key-value stores
#68  Relational DBMS
Websitepostgis.netwww.tarantool.io
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationwww.tarantool.io/­en/­doc
DeveloperVK
Initial release20052008
Current release3.3.4, July 20232.10.0, May 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoBSD-2, source-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Tarantool Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCC and C++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
macOS
Data schemeyesFlexible data schema: relational definition for tables with ability to store json-like documents in columns
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesstring, double, decimal, uuid, integer, blob, boolean, datetime
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 SQLyesFull-featured ANSI SQL support
APIs and other access methodsOpen binary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsLua, C and SQL stored procedures
Triggersyesyes, before/after data modification events, on replication events, client session events
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLSharding, partitioned with virtual buckets by user defined affinity key. Live resharding for scale up and scale down without maintenance downtime.
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLAsynchronous replication with multi-master option
Configurable replication topology (full-mesh, chain, star)
Synchronous quorum replication (with Raft)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyCasual consistency across sharding partitions
Eventual consistency within replicaset partition infowhen using asyncronous replication
Immediate Consistency within single instance
Sequential consistency including linearizable read within replicaset partition infowhen using Raft
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID, with serializable isolation and linearizable read (within partition); Configurable MVCC (within partition); No cross-shard distributed transactions
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, cooperative multitasking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, write ahead logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes, full featured in-memory storage engine with persistence
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on PostgreSQLAccess Control Lists
Mutual TLS authentication for Tarantol Enterprise
Password based authentication
Role-based access control (RBAC) and LDAP for Tarantol Enterprise
Users and Roles

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