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DBMS > PostgreSQL vs. SQLite vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison PostgreSQL vs. SQLite vs. Transbase

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NamePostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMSA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Apache Age
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS infowith pgvector extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score638.91
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score109.95
Rank#10  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#355  Overall
#151  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.postgresql.orgwww.sqlite.orgwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationwww.postgresql.org/­docswww.sqlite.org/­docs.htmlwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
DeveloperPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerDwayne Richard HippTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release1989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL20001987
Current release16.3, May 20243.46.0  (23 May 2024), May 2024Transbase 8.3, 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoPublic Domaincommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCCC and C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
server-lessFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyesyes infodynamic column typesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.yes
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.yes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supportedyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.noyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodespartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsnoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infovia file-system locksyes
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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