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High-performance database for geospatial and realtime geofencing applications
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What is Tile38?

It is an open source (MIT licensed), in-memory geolocation data store, spatial index, and realtime geofence. It supports a variety of object types including lat/lon points, bounding boxes, XYZ tiles, Geohashes, and GeoJSON.
Tile38 is a tool in the In-Memory Databases category of a tech stack.
Tile38 is an open source tool with 8.3K GitHub stars and 514 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Tile38's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Tile38?

4 companies reportedly use Tile38 in their tech stacks, including LUGGit, ZGPS, and dapem.

11 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Tile38.

Tile38 Integrations

Python, Node.js, PHP, Java, and C# are some of the popular tools that integrate with Tile38. Here's a list of all 18 tools that integrate with Tile38.

Tile38's Features

  • Spatial index with search methods such as Nearby, Within, and Intersects
  • Realtime geofencing through webhooks or pub/sub channels
  • Object types of lat/lon, bbox, Geohash, GeoJSON, QuadKey, and XYZ tile
  • Support for lots of Clients Libraries written in many different languages
  • Variety of protocols, including http (curl), websockets, telnet, and the Redis RESP
  • Server responses are RESP or JSON
  • Full command line interface
  • Leader / follower replication
  • In-memory database that persists on disk

Tile38 Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Tile38?
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.
Redis is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache, and message broker. Redis provides data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, hyperloglogs, geospatial indexes, and streams.
With its various distributed data structures, distributed caching capabilities, elastic nature, memcache support, integration with Spring and Hibernate and more importantly with so many happy users, Hazelcast is feature-rich, enterprise-ready and developer-friendly in-memory data grid solution.
Aerospike is an open-source, modern database built from the ground up to push the limits of flash storage, processors and networks. It was designed to operate with predictable low latency at high throughput with uncompromising reliability – both high availability and ACID guarantees.
It is an application that uses in-memory database technology that allows the processing of massive amounts of real-time data in a short time. The in-memory computing engine allows it to process data stored in RAM as opposed to reading it from a disk.
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