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DBMS > BaseX vs. Drizzle vs. Geode vs. IBM Cloudant vs. TerarkDB

System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. Drizzle vs. Geode vs. IBM Cloudant vs. TerarkDB

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.MySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Geode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value storeDocument storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.52
Rank#140  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score1.62
Rank#137  Overall
#26  Key-value stores
Score3.84
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score0.01
Rank#344  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Websitebasex.orggeode.apache.orgwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orggeode.apache.org/­docscloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperBaseX GmbHDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.IBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Terark
Initial release20072008200220102016
Current release9.6.3, October 20217.2.4, September 20121.1, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfirecommercialcommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC++JavaErlangC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
All OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyesyesnono
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language (OQL)nono
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
JDBCJava Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIC++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
C
C++
Java
PHP
.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnouser defined functionsView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno
Triggersyes infovia eventsno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yes infoCache Event Listenersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerACIDyes, on a single nodeno infoatomic operations within a document possibleno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPAccess rights per client and object definableAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseno

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