DB-EnginesExtremeDB: the mission critical dbmsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > PostGIS vs. YugabyteDB

System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. YugabyteDB

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Our visitors often compare PostGIS and YugabyteDB with PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server and MongoDB.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire and feature compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score30.88
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score3.19
Rank#97  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitepostgis.netwww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationdocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperYugabyte Inc.
Initial release20052017
Current release3.2.1, February 20222.6, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Yugabyte Cloud is the fully managed database-as-a-service offering of YugabyteDB. Get started quickly, and effortlessly ensure continuous availability and limitless scale of your cloud native applications.
Implementation languageCC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Data schemeyesdepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 SQLyesyes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
YSQL - a fully relational SQL API that is wire compatible with the SQL language in PostgreSQL
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLHash and Range Sharding, row-level geo-partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on PostgreSQLyes
More information provided by the system vendor
PostGISYugabyteDB
Specific characteristicsYugabyteDB is an open source distributed SQL database for cloud native transactional...
» more
Competitive advantagesPostgreSQL compatible: Get instantly productive with a PostgreSQL compatible RDBMS....
» more
Typical application scenariosSystems of record and engagement for cloud native applications that require resilience,...
» more
Market metrics900,000+ lifetime clusters deployed 5.5K+ GitHub stars 4.3K+ YugabyteDB Community...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsApache 2.0 license for the database
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
PostGISYugabyteDB
DB-Engines blog posts

Spatial database management systems
6 April 2021, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Recent citations in the news

Yugabyte distributed SQL database adds migration service
29 June 2022, TechTarget

Yugabyte Announces Fourth Annual Distributed SQL Summit to Accelerate Cloud Native Initiatives in Any Future
23 June 2022, Business Wire

Can Yugabyte Become The Defacto Database For Large-Scale, Cloud Native Applications?
19 May 2022, Forbes

How to choose a database (hint: boring is good)
16 June 2022, TechRepublic

Yugabyte raises $188M to grow distributed SQL database
28 October 2021, TechTarget

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Senior Database Engineer
Explore Jobs Search, Irving, TX

Senior Database Engineer
WELLS FARGO BANK, Des Moines, IA

Lead Database Engineer
WELLS FARGO BANK, Chicago, IL

Senior Database Engineer
WELLS FARGO BANK, Phoenix, AZ

Senior Database Engineer
WELLS FARGO BANK, Raleigh, NC

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

The definitive guide for Cassandra

Imagine What You Could Do if Scalability Wasn‘t a Problem!
Download the Cassandra e-book for free!

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Vertica logo

Vertica Accelerator. The fastest analytics and machine learning, delivered as SaaS, with automated setup, administration, and management. Free trial.

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Redis logo

The world’s most loved real‑time data platform.
Try free

Present your product here