PostGIS vs. PostgREST vs. Datasette



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What is PostGIS?

PostGIS is a spatial database extender for PostgreSQL object-relational database. It adds support for geographic objects allowing location queries to be run in SQL.

What is PostgREST?

PostgREST serves a fully RESTful API from any existing PostgreSQL database. It provides a cleaner, more standards-compliant, faster API than you are likely to write from scratch.

What is Datasette?

Provides an instant, read-only JSON API for any SQLite database. It also provides tools for packaging the database up as a Docker container and deploying that container to hosting providers.

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Why do developers choose PostGIS?
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Why do developers choose PostgREST?
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Why do developers choose Datasette?
Why do you like Datasette?

What are the cons of using PostGIS?
No Cons submitted yet for PostGIS
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What are the cons of using PostgREST?
No Cons submitted yet for PostgREST
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What are the cons of using Datasette?
No Cons submitted yet for Datasette
Downsides of Datasette?

How much does PostGIS cost?
How much does PostgREST cost?
How much does Datasette cost?
What companies use PostGIS?
64 companies on StackShare use PostGIS
What companies use PostgREST?
3 companies on StackShare use PostgREST
What companies use Datasette?
0 companies on StackShare use Datasette
What tools integrate with PostGIS?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with PostGIS
No integrations listed yet
What tools integrate with Datasette?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Datasette

What are some alternatives to PostGIS, PostgREST, and Datasette?

  • Sequel Pro - MySQL database management for Mac OS X
  • Open PostgreSQL Monitoring - Oversee and Manage Your PostgreSQL Servers
  • Liquibase - Source control for your database
  • Flyway - Database Migrations Made Easy

See all alternatives to PostGIS



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