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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. Machbase vs. MarkLogic vs. PostgreSQL vs. PouchDB

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  Xexclude from comparisonMarkLogic  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.TimeSeries DBMS for IoT and BigDataOperational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL databaseWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQLJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSDocument store
Native XML DBMS
RDF store infoas of version 7
Search engine
Relational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.Document store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score17.25
Rank#35  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.15
Rank#286  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Score11.94
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
#1  Native XML DBMS
#1  RDF stores
#4  Search engines
Score542.29
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Score3.20
Rank#96  Overall
#17  Document stores
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgwww.machbase.comwww.marklogic.comwww.postgresql.orgpouchdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stableendoc.machbase.comdocs.marklogic.comwww.postgresql.org/­docs/­manualspouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerMachbaseMarkLogic Corp.PostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developerApache Software Foundation
Initial release2005201320011989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL2012
Current release3.0, February 2020V4.09.0, 201712.4, August 20207.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infofree test version availablecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageErlangCC++CJavaScript
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free infoSchema can be enforcedyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesno
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.nonoyesyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.no
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyesyesyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyes infoSQL92yes infostandard with numerous extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
Node.js Client API
ODBC
proprietary Optic API infoProprietary Query API, introduced with version 9
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
WebDAV
XDBC
XQuery
XSLT
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptnoyes infovia XQuery or JavaScriptuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.View functions in JavaScript
Triggersyesnoyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0ShardingShardingpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hashSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-lounge
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factoryesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes infovia Hadoop Connector, HDFS Direct Access and in-database MapReduce jobsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possiblenoACID infocan act as a resource manager in an XA/JTA transactionACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyesyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backend
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infovolatile and lookup tableyes, with Range Indexesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasesimple password-based access controlRole-based access control at the document and subdocument levelsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
CouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"Machbase infoFormer name was InfinifluxMarkLogicPostgreSQLPouchDB
Specific characteristicsMachbase is an extremely fast time series database which processes large volumes...
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The MarkLogic Multi-Model Database provides the simplest way to integrate data from...
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Competitive advantagesFastest Database for IIoT, Independently verified, on Industry Standard Benchmarks....
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The main benefit of MarkLogic is simplicity. By making things simpler, MarkLogic...
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Typical application scenariosDistributed Query In Machbase Cluster Edition, a broker node, which is responsible...
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MarkLogic’s main use case is the Operational Data Hub . A Data Hub is useful for...
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Key customersSamsung, POSCO, Hyundai
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MarkLogic has proven results managing mission-critical data with over 1,000 global...
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Market metricsReal-time data processing Real-time index creation Optimized DBMS for processing...
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MarkLogic is well known within the Fortune 1000, with a strong presence in financial...
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Licensing and pricing modelsMachbase provide several product editions, including: Intelligent Edge Device, Fog...
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MarkLogic provides a variety of licenses and cloud services: MarkLogic Data Hub Service...
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