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NameCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBCloud-based data warehousing serviceMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. With MariaDB ColumnStore a column-oriented storage engine is available too.Distributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.80
Rank#75  Overall
#14  Document stores
Score1.99
Rank#114  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score85.57
Rank#13  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#290  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Websitecloudant.comwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousemariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
www.quasardb.net
Technical documentationdocs.cloudant.commariadb.com/­kb/­en/­librarydoc.quasardb.net
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014IBMMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
quasardb
Initial release2010201420092009
Current release10.4.10, November 20193.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availablecommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangC and C++C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedFreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes infoDynamic columns are supportedschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes infointeger and binary
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 infoImport/export of XML data possibleyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON API.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptPL/SQL, SQL PLyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3no
Triggersyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingHorizontal partitioning, sharding with Spider storage engine or Galera cluster infoPartitioning by range, list, hash, keySharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yesMaster-master replication infousing MariaDB Galera Cluster
Master-slave replication
Master-slave replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonowith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyes infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infowith MEMORY storage engineyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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CloudantIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDBMariaDBQuasardb
Specific characteristicsOpen source database from the creators of MySQL, enhanced with enterprise tools and...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesHigh availability, scalability, performance beyond MySQL and other databases.
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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosWeb, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersBooking.com, Wikipedia, Google, Canal+, ClubMed, Deutsche Telekom, La Poste, Virgin...
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsMariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCommunity edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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