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DBMS > mSQL vs. PostGIS vs. Teradata Aster

System Properties Comparison mSQL vs. PostGIS vs. Teradata Aster

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NamemSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparison
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DescriptionmSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSSpatial extension of PostgreSQLPlatform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score1.67
Rank#151  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score23.90
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitehughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlpostgis.net
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperHughes TechnologiesTeradata
Initial release199420052005
Current release4.4, October 20213.4.2, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoGPL v2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesyesFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Store
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.noyesyes infoin Aster File Store
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsR packages
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneyes infobased on PostgreSQLSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneyes infobased on PostgreSQLyes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Framework
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datanoyesyes
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infobased on PostgreSQLfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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