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Cloudant System Properties

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NameCloudant
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDB
Database modelDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking measures the popularity of database management systems
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Score4.72
Rank#50  Overall
#8  Document stores
Websitecloudant.com
Technical documentationdocs.cloudant.com
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation IBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014
Initial release2010
License Commercial or Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based Only available as a cloud serviceyes
Implementation languageErlang
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeschema-free
Typing predefined data types such as float or dateno
XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.no
Secondary indexesyes
SQL Support of (almost full) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)no
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts Stored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScript
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes
Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys Referential integrityno
Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano atomic operations within a document possible
Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of datayes Optimistic locking
Durability Support for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts Access controlAccess rights for users can be defined per database

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DB-Engines blog posts

The popularity of cloud-based DBMSs has increased tenfold in four years
7 February 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

Increased popularity for consuming DBMS services out of the cloud
2 October 2015, Paul Andlinger

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4 August 2014, Paul Andlinger

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Recent citations in the news

IBM Expands Developer Console On Bluemix to Cut Development Time for Cognitive Apps
19 April 2017, PR Newswire (press release)

How to Trigger OpenWhisk Actions on Cloudant Databases Changes
27 July 2016, DZone News

IBM to acquire database as a service provider Cloudant
24 February 2014, Business Cloud News

IBM to Purchase Cloudant Database as a service (DBaaS) Provider
22 March 2014, App Developer Magazine

Choosing among IaaS, PaaS and Database as a Service for a cloud database
14 August 2013, TechTarget

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