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System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. Tarantool vs. YDB

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonTarantool  Xexclude from comparisonYDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLIn-memory computing platform with a flexible data schema for efficiently building high-performance applicationsA distributed fault-tolerant database service, with high availability, scalability, immediate consistency and ACID transactions and providing an Amazon DynamoDB compatible API
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS infowith Tarantool/GIS extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score22.69
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score1.72
Rank#144  Overall
#25  Document stores
#25  Key-value stores
#66  Relational DBMS
Score0.35
Rank#278  Overall
#43  Document stores
#127  Relational DBMS
Websitepostgis.netwww.tarantool.iogithub.com/­ydb-platform/­ydb
ydb.tech
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationwww.tarantool.io/­en/­docydb.tech/­en/­docs
DeveloperVKYandex
Initial release200520082019
Current release3.4.2, February 20242.10.0, May 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoBSD-2, source-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Tarantool EnterpriseOpen Source infoApache 2.0; commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC and C++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
macOS
Linux
Data schemeyesFlexible data schema: relational definition for tables with ability to store json-like documents in columnsFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesstring, double, decimal, uuid, integer, blob, boolean, datetimeyes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesFull-featured ANSI SQL supportSQL-like query language (YQL)
APIs and other access methodsOpen binary protocolRESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Rust
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsLua, C and SQL stored proceduresno
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.Sharding
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)
Active-passive shard replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
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
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
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 transactionsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, cooperative multitaskingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, write ahead loggingyes
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 persistenceno
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
Access rights defined for Yandex Cloud users

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