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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. Google Cloud Datastore vs. HyperSQL vs. PouchDB

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparisonHyperSQL infoalso known as HSQLDB  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.Automatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud PlatformMultithreaded, transactional RDBMS written in Java infoalso known as HSQLDBJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score18.37
Rank#34  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score4.81
Rank#67  Overall
#12  Document stores
Score4.95
Rank#66  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score2.97
Rank#88  Overall
#16  Document stores
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgcloud.google.com/­datastorehsqldb.orgpouchdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stablecloud.google.com/­datastore/­docshsqldb.org/­web/­hsqlDocsFrame.htmlpouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerGoogleApache Software Foundation
Initial release2005200820012012
Current release2.3.1, March 20192.5.0, June 20197.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infobased on BSD licenseOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangJavaJavaScript
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedAll OS with a Java VM infoEmbedded (into Java applications) and Client-Server operating modesserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes, details hereyesno
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
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyesyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (GQL)yesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
HTTP API infoJDBC via HTTP
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Java
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptusing Google App EngineJava, SQLView functions in JavaScript
TriggersyesCallbacks using the Google Apps Engineyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0ShardingnoneSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-lounge
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Multi-Master replication using PaxosnoneMaster-master replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Master-slave replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor pathsyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possibleACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of TransactionsACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backend
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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