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DBMS > CouchDB vs. FatDB vs. IRONdb vs. Kyligence Enterprise vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. FatDB vs. IRONdb vs. Kyligence Enterprise vs. Sphinx

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonKyligence Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.A .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityA distributed analytics engine for big data, built on top of Apache KylinOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Key-value store
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score16.56
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score0.29
Rank#276  Overall
#128  Relational DBMS
Score6.76
Rank#63  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasekyligence.io/­kyligence-enterprisesphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stabledocs.circonus.com/­irondbsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerFatCloudCirconus LLC.Kyligence, Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20052012201720162001
Current release3.2.2, April 2022V0.10.20, January 20183.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageErlangC#C and C++JavaC++
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
WindowsLinuxLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesno
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 viewsyesnoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono infoVia inetgration in SQL ServerSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)ANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)SQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON API.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
C#.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptyes infovia applicationsyes, in Luano
Triggersyesyes infovia applicationsnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0ShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factorconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possiblenonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
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 databaseno infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationsnono

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