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DBMS > CouchDB vs. eXtremeDB vs. RRDtool

System Properties Comparison CouchDB vs. eXtremeDB vs. RRDtool

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NameCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisoneXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonRRDtool  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.Natively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringIndustry standard data logging and graphing tool for time series data. RRD is an acronym for round-robin database. infoThe data is stored in a circular buffer, thus the system storage footprint remains constant over time.
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score16.97
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score0.68
Rank#209  Overall
#100  Relational DBMS
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score2.50
Rank#115  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Websitecouchdb.apache.orgwww.mcobject.comoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool
Technical documentationdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stablewww.mcobject.com/­docs/­extremedb.htmoss.oetiker.ch/­rrdtool/­doc
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerMcObjectTobias Oetiker
Initial release200520011999
Current release3.2.2, April 20228.2, 20211.7.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoGPL V2 and FLOSS
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageErlangC and C++C infoImplementations in Java (e.g. RRD4J) and C# available
Server operating systemsAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
HP-UX
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesNumeric data only
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.nono infosupport of XML interfaces availableno infoExporting into and restoring from XML files possible
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON API.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
in-process shared library
Pipes
Supported programming languagesC
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
Scala
C infowith librrd library
C# infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Java infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
JavaScript (Node.js) infowith a different implementation of RRDTool
Lua
Perl
PHP infowith a wrapper library
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptyesno
Triggersyesyes infoby defining eventsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0horizontal partitioning / shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Active Replication Fabric™ for IoT
Multi-source replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Source-replica replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possibleACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyes infoby using the rrdcached daemon
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseno
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CouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"eXtremeDBRRDtool
Specific characteristicseXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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Competitive advantageseXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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Typical application scenariosIoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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Key customersSchneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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Market metricsWith hundreds of customers and over 30 million devices/applications using the product...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFor server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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