PgHero vs PostGIS: What are the differences?
What is PgHero? Rails database insights made easy. Add the gem, get a dashboard with long running queries, cache hit rate, and more. Postgres performance insights made easy.
What is PostGIS? Open source spatial database. 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.
PgHero and PostGIS can be categorized as "Database" tools.
Some of the features offered by PgHero are:
- Live query stats
- Available as a ruby gems
- System stats for Amazon RDS
On the other hand, PostGIS provides the following key features:
- Processing and analytic functions for both vector and raster data for splicing, dicing, morphing, reclassifying, and collecting/unioning with the power of SQL
- raster map algebra for fine-grained raster processing
- Spatial reprojection SQL callable functions for both vector and raster data
PgHero and PostGIS are both open source tools. PgHero with 4.78K GitHub stars and 244 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than PostGIS with 645 GitHub stars and 246 GitHub forks.
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