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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. EsgynDB vs. FileMaker vs. InterSystems IRIS

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonEsgynDB  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.Enterprise-class SQL-on-Hadoop solution, powered by Apache TrafodionFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.A containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalability
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score15.79
Rank#40  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.24
Rank#279  Overall
#128  Relational DBMS
Score52.84
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score1.72
Rank#131  Overall
#21  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#65  Relational DBMS
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgwww.esgyn.cnwww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iris
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stablewww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.cls
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerEsgynFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleInterSystems
Initial release2005201519832018
Current release3.1.1, September 202019.3.1, June 20212021.1, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageErlangC++, Java
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
LinuxiOS
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesdepending on used data model
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.nonoyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatyes
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyes infovia pluginsyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.NetPHP.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptJava Stored Proceduresyesyes
Triggersyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0ShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication between multi datacentersSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possibleACIDnoACID
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesyes

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