PostGIS vs Slick: What are the differences?
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.
What is Slick? Database query and access library for Scala. It is a modern database query and access library for Scala. It allows you to work with stored data almost as if you were using Scala collections while at the same time giving you full control over when a database access happens and which data is transferred.
PostGIS and Slick can be primarily classified as "Database" tools.
Some of the features offered by PostGIS are:
- 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
On the other hand, Slick provides the following key features:
- Seamless data access for your Scala application
- Write Scala code to query your database
- All database entities and queries are statically checked at compile-time
PostGIS and Slick are both open source tools. Slick with 2.27K GitHub stars and 542 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than PostGIS with 669 GitHub stars and 251 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Slick has a broader approval, being mentioned in 7789 company stacks & 4 developers stacks; compared to PostGIS, which is listed in 61 company stacks and 106 developer stacks.
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