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System Properties Comparison Postgres-XL vs. SpatiaLite

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NamePostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresSpatial extension of SQLite
Primary database modelRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score0.66
Rank#216  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Score1.94
Rank#127  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.postgres-xl.orgwww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­index
Technical documentationwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationwww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.html
DeveloperAlessandro Furieri
Initial release2014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2008
Current release10 R1, October 20185.0.0, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
server-less
Data schemeyesyes
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.yes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodistributed, parallel query executionyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoMVCCACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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