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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. CouchDB vs. MySQL

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  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.Widely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Document storeRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extensionDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.73
Rank#75  Overall
#10  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#10  Key-value stores
#8  Search engines
Score15.92
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1228.38
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.arangodb.comcouchdb.apache.orgwww.mysql.com
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stabledocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stabledev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.Apache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release201220051995
Current release3.7.9, March 20213.1.1, September 20208.0.26, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++ErlangC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Android
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
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, hashnoyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia viewsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infowith proprietary extensions
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 APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
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
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptView functions in JavaScriptyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0Sharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0horizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with configurable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-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 infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoatomic operations within a single document possibleACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
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 databaseUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles
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ArangoDBCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"MySQL
Specific characteristicsOne Engine. One Query Language. Multiple Data Models. ArangoDB is an open source...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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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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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 9000 stargazers on...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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