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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. IRONdb vs. Memcached

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  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 simplicityIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for caching
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSKey-value store
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
Score23.17
Rank#31  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasewww.memcached.org
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stabledocs.circonus.com/­irondbgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerCirconus LLC.Danga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release200520172003
Current release3.3.0, January 2023V0.10.20, January 20181.6.18, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoBSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageErlangC and C++C
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infotext, numeric, histogramsno
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
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)no
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP APIProprietary protocol
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
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptyes, in Luano
Triggersyesnono
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 infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
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 integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possiblenono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasenoyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol

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