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DBMS > CouchDB vs. Greenplum vs. Impala vs. jBASE

System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. Greenplum vs. Impala vs. jBASE

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.Analytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.Analytic DBMS for HadoopA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middleware
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extensionDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score15.79
Rank#40  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score13.07
Rank#42  Overall
#26  Relational DBMS
Score18.68
Rank#38  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Score1.70
Rank#132  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Websitecouchdb.apache.orggreenplum.orgwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.jbase.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stabledocs.greenplum.orgdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldocs.zumasys.com/­jbase
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerPivotal Software Inc.ClouderaZumasys
Initial release2005200520131991
Current release3.1.1, September 20206.7.1, April 20203.4.0, April 20205.7
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageErlangC++
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
LinuxLinuxAIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesoptional
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.noyes infosince Version 4.2noyes
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASIC
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptyesyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes
Triggersyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0ShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possibleACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyesyes
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.nononoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and KerberosAccess rights can be defined down to the item level

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