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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. InfinityDB vs. InterSystems IRIS
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|Name||CouchDB stands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware" Xexclude from comparison||InfinityDB Xexclude from comparison||InterSystems IRIS Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||A native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.||A Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interface||A containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalability|
|Primary database model||Document store||Key-value store||Document store|
Object oriented DBMS
|Secondary database models||Spatial DBMS using the Geocouch extension|
|Developer||Apache Software Foundation Apache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developer||Boiler Bay Inc.||InterSystems|
|Current release||3.3.1, January 2023||4.0||2021.1, June 2021|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source Apache version 2||commercial||commercial|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||Android|
|All OS with a Java VM||AIX|
|Data scheme||schema-free||yes nested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical â€˜tuple spaceâ€™ runtime Schema upgrade||depending on used data model|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||no||yes all Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arrays||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no||no||yes|
|Secondary indexes||yes via views||no manual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capability||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||no||no||yes|
|APIs and other access methods||RESTful HTTP/JSON API||Access via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface|
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/docs/ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
RESTful HTTP API
|Supported programming languages||C|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding improved architecture with release 2.0||none||Sharding|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Multi-source replication|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||yes||no||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Eventual Consistency||Immediate Consistency READ-COMMITTED or SERIALIZED||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||no manual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capability||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no atomic operations within a single document possible||ACID Optimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loads||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes strategy: optimistic locking||yes||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no||no||yes|
|User concepts Access control||Access rights for users can be defined per database||no||yes|
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|CouchDB stands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"||InfinityDB||InterSystems IRIS|
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