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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. CrateDB vs. SAP Adaptive Server vs. Snowflake

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.Distributed Date Store based on LuceneThe SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMSCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score17.77
Rank#34  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.65
Rank#188  Overall
#92  Relational DBMS
#13  Search engines
Score52.63
Rank#19  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score2.39
Rank#100  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgcrate.iowww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.htmlwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stablecrate.io/­docshelp.sap.com/­adaptive-server-enterprisedocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerCrateSAP, SybaseSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2005201319872014
Current release3.0, February 202016.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageErlangJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java 7 VMAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, but no triggers and constraintsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Erlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
C
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptuser defined functionsJava and Transact-SQLuser defined functions
Triggersyesnoyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0Shardinghorizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
selectable replication factorMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possibleno infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategyACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaserights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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CouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"CrateDBSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASESnowflake
Specific characteristicsCrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Competitive advantagesCrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Typical application scenariosCrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Key customersCrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Market metricsThe CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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