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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score0.75
Rank#199  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score26.55
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.54
Rank#227  Overall
#110  Relational DBMS
Score2.71
Rank#99  Overall
#18  Document stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.postgres-xl.orgpouchdb.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationpouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperApache Software Foundation
Initial release201620132014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2012
Current release2.0.2, November 202010 R1, October 20187.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languagePythonGoCJavaScript
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
macOS
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoNumeric data and Stringsyesno
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 infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesnoyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyes infodistributed, parallel query executionno
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsView functions in JavaScript
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioningSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-lounge
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoMVCCno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyes 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.yes infoDepending on used storage enginenoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyessimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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BigchainDBInfluxDBPostgres-XLPouchDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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