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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. CouchDB vs. Faircom EDGE vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. CouchDB vs. Faircom EDGE vs. TimescaleDB

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGE  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.FairCom EDGE is an Industry 4.0 solution built to integrate, collect, aggregate and synchronize mission-critical data in edge computing environmentsA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extensionRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.40
Rank#251  Overall
#12  Wide column stores
Score16.53
Rank#40  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.23
Rank#282  Overall
#41  Key-value stores
#130  Relational DBMS
Score4.38
Rank#81  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storecouchdb.apache.orgwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircomedge-iot-databasewww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stablelearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorydocs.timescale.com
DeveloperAlibabaApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerFairCom CorporationTimescale
Initial release2016200519792017
Current release3.2.0, October 2021V3, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageErlangANSI C, C++C
Server operating systemshostedAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Android
Linux infoARM, x86
Raspbian
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nonoyesyes
Secondary indexesnoyes infovia viewsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infoANSI SQL queriesyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
Direct SQL
IoT Microservice layer
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
C
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
VB.Net
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions in JavaScriptyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++user defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0File partitioning infoCustomizable business rules for partitioningyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infowhen using SQLyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsno infoatomic operations within a single document possibleACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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