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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. PouchDB vs. RDF4J

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeRDF store
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Score0.82
Rank#193  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score2.86
Rank#100  Overall
#18  Document stores
Score0.66
Rank#214  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.compouchdb.comrdf4j.org
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestpouchdb.com/­guidesrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperApache Software FoundationSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release201620122004
Current release7.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open SourceOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languagePythonJavaScriptJava
Server operating systemsLinuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
JavaScriptJava
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptyes
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesnono

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