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Apache Sedona

What is Apache Sedona?

Apache Sedona ( is a cluster computing system for processing large-scale spatial data. Sedona extends existing cluster computing systems, such as Apache Spark and Apache Flink, with a set of out-of-the-box distributed Spatial Datasets and Spatial SQL that efficiently load, process, and analyze large-scale spatial data across machines.

Relationship between Apache Sedona and Wherobots

Wherobots uses Apache Sedona as an open core to build a cloud data platform optimized for geospatial analytics and AI workloads. Wherobots offers a streamlined experience for executing geospatial workloads, powered by Apache Sedona.

Wherobots Inc. was founded by the original creators of Apache Sedona. As an open-source project, Apache Sedona attracts contributions from various leading companies, including Wherobots.

Wherobots actively contributes to the development and improvement of Apache Sedona and also develops additional optimizations and proprietary features that enhance and extend the capabilities of Apache Sedona, such as SedonaDB, a full-fledged spatial analytics database system.

Difference between Apache Sedona and Wherobots SedonaDB

Apache Sedona:

  1. Spatial SQL, Scala/Java, Python, R
  2. Scalable spatial query processing
  3. Open Source Community Support


  1. All features from Apache Sedona, 100% compatible with Sedona in terms of public APIs
  2. Up to 10X faster spatial query processing on geometry data.
  3. Up to 20X faster spatial query processing on raster data.
  4. Scalable data lake layer powered by Havasu format.
  5. Dedicated Wherobots Support

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Last update: October 17, 2023 23:45:31