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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. Elasticsearch vs. IRONdb

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.A distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity
Primary database modelDocument storeSearch engineTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extensionDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score14.45
Rank#42  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score138.60
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.25
Rank#337  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-database
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stablewww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.circonus.com/­irondb
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerElasticCirconus LLC.
Initial release200520102017
Current release3.3.0, January 20237.8.0, June 2020V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoElastic Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageErlangJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infotext, numeric, histograms
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
.Net
Groovy
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Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptyesyes, in Lua
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0ShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per node
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesES-Hadoop Connectorno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possiblenono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noMemcached and Redis integrationno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseno

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