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DBMS > CouchDB vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Impala vs. Memcached vs. SAP HANA

System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Impala vs. Memcached vs. SAP HANA

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBAnalytic DBMS for HadoopIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud service
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extensionDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
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Score16.64
Rank#40  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score3.76
Rank#87  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score18.46
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score25.34
Rank#32  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score56.92
Rank#21  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.memcached.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­hana.html
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stablecloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmlgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikihelp.sap.com/­hana
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014ClouderaDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalSAP
Initial release20052010201320032010
Current release3.2.0, October 20214.0.0, July 20211.6.9, November 20202.0 SPS05 (June 26, 2020), June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoBSD licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono infoalso available as a cloud based service
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Implementation languageErlangErlangC++C
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedLinuxFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Appliance or cloud-service
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyesnoyes
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 viewsyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocolJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reducenoSQLScript, R
Triggersyesyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0ShardingShardingnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factornone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyEventual 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 possibleno infoatomic operations within a document possiblenonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesnoyes
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 databaseAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberosyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolyes

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