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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. InfluxDB vs. Oracle Berkeley DB

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  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 metricsWidely used in-process key-value store
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score18.04
Rank#34  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score19.62
Rank#33  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score2.71
Rank#91  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgwww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdbwww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.html
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stabledocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by Oracle
Initial release200520131994
Current release2.3.1, March 20191.7.8, August 201918.1 (Core), June 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infocommercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageErlangGoC, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
AIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoNumeric data and Stringsno
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.nonoyes infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML edition
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is available
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP API
JSON over UDP
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
.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptnono
Triggersyesnoyes infoonly for the SQL API
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0Sharding infoin enterprise version onlynone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
selectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
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 lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasesimple rights management via user accountsno

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