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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Stardog

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  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.Enterprise Knowledge Graph and graph DBMS with high availability and high performance reasoning
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score18.04
Rank#34  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score11.74
Rank#40  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score0.76
Rank#168  Overall
#13  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.stardog.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stablefirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasewww.stardog.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Stardog-Union
Initial release200520122010
Current release2.3.1, March 20196.2.3, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialcommercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/students
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageErlangJava
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyesyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatial
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSPARQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
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
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptlimited functionality with using 'rules'user defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Java
TriggersyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infovia event handlers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-master replication in HA-Cluster
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
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 Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possibleyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyes
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users and roles
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CouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"Firebase Realtime DatabaseStardog
Specific characteristicsStardog is a knowledge graph platform backed by a performant, scalable graph database....
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Competitive advantagesStardog is uniquely designed to aid in data integration for your complex data. Benefits...
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Typical application scenariosStardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersBosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metricsStardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsA fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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