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DBMS > BigObject vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Kingbase

System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Kingbase

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonKingbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBAn enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle and widely used in China.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.13
Rank#332  Overall
#147  Relational DBMS
Score2.67
Rank#103  Overall
#19  Document stores
Score0.42
Rank#263  Overall
#123  Relational DBMS
Websitebigobject.iowww.ibm.com/­products/­cloudantwww.kingbase.com.cn
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iocloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudant
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.IBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014BeiJing KINGBASE Information technologies inc.
Initial release201520101999
Current releaseV8.0, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageErlangC and Java
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
hostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoStandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
gokb
JDBC
kdbndp
ODBC
PDI
PDO
Pro*C
psycopg2
QT
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuaView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptuser defined functions
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardinghorizontal partitioning (by range, list and hash) and vertical partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoatomic operations within a document possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes infoOptimistic 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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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