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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. Faircom EDGE vs. PostgreSQL

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGE  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.FairCom EDGE is an Industry 4.0 solution built to integrate, collect, aggregate and synchronize mission-critical data in edge computing environmentsWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extensionDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Apache Age
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS infowith pgvector extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.30
Rank#47  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score0.09
Rank#362  Overall
#53  Key-value stores
#155  Relational DBMS
Score636.25
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-edgewww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stabledocs.faircom.com/­docs/­en/­UUID-23d4f1fd-d213-f6d5-b92e-9b7475baa14e.htmlwww.postgresql.org/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerFairCom CorporationPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release200519791989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release3.3.3, December 2023V3, October 202016.3, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageErlangANSI C, C++C
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Android
Linux infoARM, x86
Raspbian
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyes
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.noyesyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoANSI SQL queriesyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
Direct SQL
IoT Microservice layer
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
VB.Net
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++user defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0File partitioning infoCustomizable business rules for partitioningpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infowhen using SQLyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possibleACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyes
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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