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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. Lovefield vs. searchxml

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonsearchxml  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.Embeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptDBMS for structured and unstructured content wrapped with an application server
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSNative XML DBMS
Search engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score15.79
Rank#40  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score0.39
Rank#255  Overall
#120  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#7  Native XML DBMS
#19  Search engines
Websitecouchdb.apache.orggoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.searchxml.net/­category/­products
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stablegithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdwww.searchxml.net/­support/­handouts
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerGoogleinformationpartners gmbh
Initial release200520142015
Current release3.1.1, September 20202.1.12, February 20171.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageErlangJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariWindows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIRESTful HTTP API
WebDAV
XQuery
XSLT
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
JavaScriptC++ infomost other programming languages supported via APIs
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptnoyes infoon the application server
TriggersyesUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0nonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
noneyes infosychronisation to multiple collections
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possibleACIDmultiple readers, single writer
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infousing MemoryDBno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasenoDomain, group and role-based access control at the document level and for application services

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