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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. CouchDB vs. LeanXcale

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonLeanXcale  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.A native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.A highly scalable full ACID SQL database with fast NoSQL data ingestion and GIS capabilities
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Document storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score5.41
Rank#76  Overall
#13  Document stores
#4  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
#10  Search engines
Score16.71
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score0.19
Rank#291  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
#137  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.arangodb.comcouchdb.apache.orgwww.leanxcale.com
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stabledocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stable
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookYouTubeInstagram
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.Apache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerLeanXcale
Initial release201220052015
Current release3.9.1, April 20223.2.2, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Erlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Android
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashno
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infothrough Apache Derby
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
proprietary key/value interface
Spark Connector
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
C
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
C
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptView functions in JavaScript
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0Sharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with configurable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoatomic operations within a single document possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users can be defined per database
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ArangoDBCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"LeanXcale
Specific characteristicsGraph and Beyond. With more than 11,000 stargazers on GitHub, ArangoDB is the leading...
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Full ACID and full SQL operational database with analytical queries over operational...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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Linear scalability upto 100s of nodes (tested with 100 nodes and TPC-C).
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Typical application scenariosNative multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across...
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Hybrid Transactional-Analytical Processing (HTAP) requiring an operational database...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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banking/finance/fintech, telco, insurance, traveltech, M2M/IoT, retail
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 11,000 stargazers on...
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15 beta testers
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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annual fee covering license and support based on number of physical cores
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