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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. Derby vs. PouchDB

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.JavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument store
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Score0.67
Rank#189  Overall
#28  Document stores
Score5.22
Rank#60  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score2.96
Rank#88  Overall
#16  Document stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comdb.apache.org/­derbypouchdb.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlpouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperApache Software FoundationApache Software Foundation
Initial release201619972012
Current release10.15.1.3, March 20197.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache version 2Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languagePythonJavaJavaScript
Server operating systemsLinuxAll OS with a Java VMserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
JDBCHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
JavaJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJava Stored ProceduresView functions in JavaScript
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-lounge
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Master-slave replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backend
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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