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System Properties Comparison Cloudant vs. Druid

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NameCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonDruid  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBOpen-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries data
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.85
Rank#82  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score2.05
Rank#120  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitecloudant.comdruid.apache.org
Technical documentationdocs.cloudant.comdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­design
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Metamarkets Group and contributors
Initial release20102012
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache license v2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageErlangJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Unix
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-less columns are supported
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL support via Apache Calcite adapter
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJSON over HTTP
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Clojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage engines
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseno infoavailable via extensions

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