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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. HarperDB

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.Ultra-low latency distributed database with an intuitive REST API supporting NoSQL and SQL (including joins). Deployment of functions and databases simultaneously with a consolidated node-level architecture.
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score9.30
Rank#45  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score0.55
Rank#248  Overall
#38  Document stores
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgwww.harperdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stabledocs.harperdb.io/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerHarperDB
Initial release20052017
Current release3.3.3, December 20233.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infofree community edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageErlangNode.js
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freedynamic schema
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoJSON 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.nono
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like data manipulation statements
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
.Net
C
C#
C++
ColdFusion
D
Dart
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
MatLab
Objective C
Perl
PHP
PowerShell
Prolog
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptCustom Functions infosince release 3.1
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0A table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a cluster
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be defined
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possibleAtomic execution of specific operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, using LMDB
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 databaseAccess rights for users and roles

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