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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. IBM Db2 warehouse vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. IRONdb

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 warehouse infoformerly named IBM dashDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.Cloud-based data warehousing serviceA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score15.47
Rank#40  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1.70
Rank#134  Overall
#67  Relational DBMS
Score1.74
Rank#130  Overall
#21  Document stores
#24  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#64  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-warehousewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iriswww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-database
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stabledocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsdocs.circonus.com/­irondb
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerIBMInterSystemsCirconus LLC.
Initial release2005201420182017
Current release3.1.1, September 20202021.1, June 2021V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageErlangC and C++
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesdepending on used data modelschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histograms
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 infoImport/export of XML data possibleyesno
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesyesSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON API.NET Client API
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptPL/SQL, SQL PLyesyes, in Lua
Triggersyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0ShardingShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per node
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesSource-replica replicationconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possibleACIDACIDno
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.noyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesno

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