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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. IBM Db2 vs. Interbase vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Memgraph

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonMemgraph  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.Common in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxLight-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityA hybrid, in-memory first, distributed graph DBMS delivering high-performance on analytical and transactional workloads at enterprise scale
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Graph DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extensionDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score17.02
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score157.23
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score6.39
Rank#68  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score2.45
Rank#118  Overall
#23  Document stores
#22  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#59  Relational DBMS
Score0.36
Rank#267  Overall
#20  Graph DBMS
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2www.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irismemgraph.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stablewww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsdocs.memgraph.com
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookGitHubDiscord
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerIBMEmbarcaderoInterSystemsMemgraph Ltd
Initial release20051983 infohost version198420182017
Current release3.2.2, April 202212.1, October 2016InterBase 2020, December 20192021.1, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infofree version is availablecommercialcommercialcommercial infoFree license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageErlangC and C++CC and C++
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesdepending on used data modelschema-free and schema-optional
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesyes
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 infoexport as XML data possibleyesno
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Elixir
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptyesyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyes
Triggersyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0Sharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionnoneShardingSharding infodynamic graph partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Interbase Change ViewsSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication using RAFT
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyesyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possibleACIDACIDACIDACID infowith snapshot isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infowith periodic snapshot and write-ahead logging (WAL) of changes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesUsers, roles and permissions
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Specific characteristicsMemgraph directly connects to your streaming infrastructure so you and your team...
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Competitive advantagesBusiness Source License ensures a future for the Memgraph community MAGE algorithm...
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