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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. PouchDB vs. Riak TS

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.A Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KV
Primary database modelDocument storeWide column storeDocument storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score17.25
Rank#35  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score5.77
Rank#66  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score3.20
Rank#96  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score0.37
Rank#248  Overall
#17  Time Series DBMS
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tablespouchdb.comriak.com/­products/­riak-ts
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stablepouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerMicrosoftApache Software FoundationBasho Technologies
Initial release2005201220122015
Current release3.0, February 20207.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen SourceOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangJavaScriptErlang
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnono
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsnoyes infovia viewsrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIRESTful HTTP APIHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaScriptC infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptnoView functions in JavaScriptJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersyesnoyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0Sharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungeSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.Multi-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono infolinks between datasets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possibleoptimistic lockingnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesnono

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