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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. HEAVY.AI vs. Ingres

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  Xexclude from comparisonIngres  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.Cloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.A high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareWell established RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extensionSpatial DBMS
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Score16.97
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score18.92
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1.29
Rank#153  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score6.10
Rank#69  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
www.actian.com/­data-management/­ingres-sql-rdbms
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stablefirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.heavy.aidocs.actian.com/­ingres
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014HEAVY.AI, Inc.Actian Corporation
Initial release2005201220161974 infooriginally developed at University Berkely in early 1970s
Current release3.2.2, April 20225.10, January 202211.0, April 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangC++ and CUDAC
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinuxAIX
HP Open VMS
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
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.nononono infobut tools for importing/exporting data from/to XML-files available
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
proprietary protocol (OpenAPI)
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptlimited functionality with using 'rules'noyes
TriggersyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0Sharding infoRound robinhorizontal partitioning infoIngres Star to access multiple databases simultaneously
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replicationIngres Replicator
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possibleyesnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyesyes infoMVCC
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseyes, based on authentication and database rulesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"Firebase Realtime DatabaseHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022Ingres
Specific characteristicsOptimizes memory and compute layers to deliver unprecedented performance. Natively...
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Competitive advantagesOnly HEAVY.AI allows users to visually and interactively discover high-value patterns,...
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Typical application scenariosAdvanced analytics, geospatial and time-series analytics, accelerated data science,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHEAVY.AI Free (Free Forever), Foundations ($2k/month), and Enterprise Licensure (Inquire...
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