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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. PouchDB

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score34.59
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score2.78
Rank#84  Overall
#16  Document stores
Websitewww.couchbase.compouchdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.compouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Apache Software Foundation
Initial release20112012
Current release6.0.0, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangJavaScript
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberno
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (N1QL)no
APIs and other access methodsMemcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API infoonly for server administration
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptView functions in JavaScript
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-lounge
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
Master-master replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Master-slave replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possibleno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes 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.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationno

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