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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. InfluxDB vs. Lovefield vs. searchxml

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.Distributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server
Primary database modelDocument storeEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extensionSpatial DBMS infowith GEO package
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Score16.53
Rank#40  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.50
Rank#240  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score28.38
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.30
Rank#269  Overall
#124  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#360  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#19  Search engines
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.searchxml.net/­category/­products
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stablewww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_2.0.0/­welcome.htmldocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerIBMGoogleinformationpartners gmbh
Initial release20052017201320142015
Current release3.2.0, October 20212.02.0.8, August 20212.1.12, February 20171.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageErlangC and C++GoJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariWindows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesNumeric data and Stringsyesyes
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.nonononoyes
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsnonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
DB2 Connect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
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
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
JavaScriptC++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIs
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptyesnonoyes infoon the application server
TriggersyesnonoUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0ShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlynonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Active-active shard replicationselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynoneyes infosychronisation to multiple collections
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possiblenonoACIDmultiple readers, single writer
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingNo - written data is immutableyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replication and asynchronous writes in parquet format to permanent shared storageyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infoDepending on used storage engineyes infousing MemoryDBno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accountsnoDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services
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