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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. KairosDB vs. PouchDB vs. TimescaleDB

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonKairosDB  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  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.Distributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2JavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeTime Series DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extensionRelational DBMS
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Score15.97
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score16.91
Rank#38  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.71
Rank#204  Overall
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score2.50
Rank#100  Overall
#18  Document stores
Score2.90
Rank#93  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasegithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdbpouchdb.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stablefirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasekairosdb.github.iopouchdb.com/­guidesdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Apache Software FoundationTimescale
Initial release20052012201320122017
Current release3.1.1 , September 20201.2.2, November 20187.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageErlangJavaJavaScriptC
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinux
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesnonumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.nonononoyes
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyesnoyes infovia viewsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonononoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Graphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript 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
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
JavaScript.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptlimited functionality with using 'rules'noView functions in JavaScriptuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
TriggersyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0Sharding infobased on CassandraSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungeyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factor infobased on CassandraMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possibleyesnonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseyes, based on authentication and database rulessimple password-based access controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"Firebase Realtime DatabaseKairosDBPouchDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsTimescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesTimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosDevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersTransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsWith over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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