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System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. PouchDB vs. Sequoiadb

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonSequoiadb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.JavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBNewSQL database with distributed OLTP and SQL
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.82
Rank#48  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score2.31
Rank#111  Overall
#21  Document stores
Score0.40
Rank#269  Overall
#42  Document stores
#125  Relational DBMS
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgpouchdb.comwww.sequoiadb.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stablepouchdb.com/­guideswww.sequoiadb.com/­en/­index.php?m=Files&a=index
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerApache Software FoundationSequoiadb Ltd.
Initial release200520122013
Current release3.3.3, December 20237.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open SourceOpen Source infoServer: AGPL; Client: Apache V2
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)Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes infooid, date, timestamp, binary, regex
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyes infovia viewsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
proprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
JavaScript.Net
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptView functions in JavaScriptJavaScript
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0Sharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungeSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possiblenoDocument is locked during a transaction
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasenosimple password-based access control

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