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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. Datomic vs. InterSystems Caché vs. RocksDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems Caché  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.Datomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityA multi-model DBMS and application serverEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score17.39
Rank#35  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score2.66
Rank#103  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Score3.50
Rank#85  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
#1  Object oriented DBMS
#43  Relational DBMS
Score3.16
Rank#93  Overall
#17  Key-value stores
Score6.46
Rank#56  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgwww.datomic.comwww.intersystems.com/­products/­cacherocksdb.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stabledocs.datomic.comdocs.intersystems.comgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikihelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerCognitectInterSystemsFacebook, Inc.SAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release20052012199720131992
Current release3.0, February 20200.9.5951, July 20192017.2, October 20176.11.4, July 202017, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infolimited edition freecommercialOpen Source infoBSDcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageErlangJava, ClojureC++
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VMAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesdepending on used data modelschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesnoyes
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.nonoyesnoyes
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIRESTful HTTP API.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Java API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Clojure
Java
C#
C++
Java
C++
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptyes infoTransaction Functionsyesnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
TriggersyesBy using transaction functionsyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0none infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersnonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersSource-replica replicationnoneSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possibleACIDACIDyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes inforecommended only for testing and developmentyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasenoAccess rights for users, groups and rolesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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