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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. CouchDB vs. Machbase vs. MarkLogic vs. PouchDB

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  Xexclude from comparisonMarkLogic  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.TimeSeries DBMS for IoT and BigDataOperational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL databaseJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument storeTime Series DBMSDocument store
Native XML DBMS
RDF store infoas of version 7
Search engine
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score119.18
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score17.25
Rank#35  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.15
Rank#286  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Score11.94
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
#1  Native XML DBMS
#1  RDF stores
#4  Search engines
Score3.20
Rank#96  Overall
#17  Document stores
Websitecassandra.apache.orgcouchdb.apache.orgwww.machbase.comwww.marklogic.compouchdb.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stableendoc.machbase.comdocs.marklogic.compouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerMachbaseMarkLogic Corp.Apache Software Foundation
Initial release20082005201320012012
Current release3.11.8, August 20203.0, February 2020V4.09.0, 20177.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache version 2commercial infofree test version availablecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaErlangCC++JavaScript
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Android
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free infoSchema can be enforcedschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyesyesno
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.nononoyesno
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes infovia viewsyesyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noSQL-like query languageyes infoSQL92no
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
Node.js Client API
ODBC
proprietary Optic API infoProprietary Query API, introduced with version 9
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
WebDAV
XDBC
XQuery
XSLT
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions in JavaScriptnoyes infovia XQuery or JavaScriptView functions in JavaScript
Triggersyesyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0ShardingShardingSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-lounge
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factoryesMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesnoyes infovia Hadoop Connector, HDFS Direct Access and in-database MapReduce jobsyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno infoatomic operations within a single document possiblenoACID infocan act as a resource manager in an XA/JTA transactionno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesnoyesyes 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.nonoyes infovolatile and lookup tableyes, with Range Indexesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users can be defined per databasesimple password-based access controlRole-based access control at the document and subdocument levelsno
More information provided by the system vendor
CassandraCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"Machbase infoFormer name was InfinifluxMarkLogicPouchDB
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Machbase is an extremely fast time series database which processes large volumes...
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The MarkLogic Multi-Model Database provides the simplest way to integrate data from...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Fastest Database for IIoT, Independently verified, on Industry Standard Benchmarks....
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The main benefit of MarkLogic is simplicity. By making things simpler, MarkLogic...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Distributed Query In Machbase Cluster Edition, a broker node, which is responsible...
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MarkLogic’s main use case is the Operational Data Hub . A Data Hub is useful for...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Samsung, POSCO, Hyundai
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MarkLogic has proven results managing mission-critical data with over 1,000 global...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Real-time data processing Real-time index creation Optimized DBMS for processing...
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MarkLogic is well known within the Fortune 1000, with a strong presence in financial...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Machbase provide several product editions, including: Intelligent Edge Device, Fog...
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MarkLogic provides a variety of licenses and cloud services: MarkLogic Data Hub Service...
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