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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. InfluxDB vs. Lovefield vs. searchxml vs. TerarkDB

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.DBMS 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 serverA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extensionSpatial DBMS infowith GEO package
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score16.80
Rank#40  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score28.54
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.35
Rank#261  Overall
#121  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#19  Search engines
Score0.01
Rank#344  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.searchxml.net/­category/­productsgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stabledocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handoutsgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerGoogleinformationpartners gmbhTerark
Initial release20052013201420152016
Current release3.2.0, October 20212.0.8, August 20212.1.12, February 20171.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageErlangGoJavaScriptC++C++
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariWindows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoNumeric data and Stringsyesyesno
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.nononoyesno
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP API
JSON over UDP
RESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
.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 APIsC++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptnonoyes infoon the application serverno
TriggersyesnoUsing read-only observersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0Sharding infoin enterprise version onlynonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynoneyes infosychronisation to multiple collectionsnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possiblenoACIDmultiple readers, single writerno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoDepending on used storage engineyes infousing MemoryDBnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasesimple rights management via user accountsnoDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application servicesno
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