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System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. CouchDB vs. Elasticsearch vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionColumn-oriented Relational DBMS powering YandexA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.A distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeSearch engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score3.33
Rank#82  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Score18.38
Rank#34  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score148.40
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score5.43
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.yandexcouchdb.apache.orgwww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationclickhouse.yandex/­docsdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stablewww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperYandex LLCApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerElasticSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2016200520101992
Current releasev19.13.3.26, August 20192.3.1, March 20197.3.0, August 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageErlangJava
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 indexesyes infovia viewsyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
.Net
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Community Contributed Clients
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptyesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0Shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yesMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesES-Hadoop Connectorno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possiblenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyes
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.noMemcached and Redis integrationyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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ClickHouseCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"ElasticsearchSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicsElasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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Competitive advantagesOpen source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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Market metricsMore than 250 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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