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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. IRONdb vs. Lovefield

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score14.45
Rank#42  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score0.25
Rank#337  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score0.53
Rank#272  Overall
#126  Relational DBMS
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasegoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stabledocs.circonus.com/­irondbgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerCirconus LLC.Google
Initial release200520172014
Current release3.3.0, January 2023V0.10.20, January 20182.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageErlangC and C++JavaScript
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptyes, in Luano
TriggersyesnoUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0Automatic, metric affinity per nodenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
configurable replication factor, datacenter awarenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possiblenoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasenono

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