[postgis-users] Advantages and disadvantages of storing raster in PostGIS raster

Peter Baumann p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
Thu Aug 23 23:33:19 PDT 2012

Hi Jakub,
on a more general perspective, the normal database reasons apply for handling of 
raster (ie, array) data in databases [1] as well:
- flexibility (through query languages); see, and demonstrated with of our many 
publications [2]
- scalability; eg, rasdaman/Postgres [3] is maintaining 12 TB raster objects 
since many years, and now approaching 100 TB databases
- information integration
- admin support
- collaborative work support


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Array_DBMS
[2] http://www.jacobs-university/lsis
[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rasdaman

On 08/23/2012 08:34 PM, Jakub Hettler wrote:
> Hi,
> just a simple question, I try to find some work on this issue, but nothing found.
> Could somebody provide some information?
> Thanks a lot
> Jakub
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