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DBMS > IBM Cloudant vs. IRONdb vs. Spark SQL vs. SQLite

System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. IRONdb vs. Spark SQL vs. SQLite

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicitySpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.35
Rank#94  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score0.25
Rank#337  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score19.74
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Score132.67
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasespark.apache.org/­sqlwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.circonus.com/­irondbspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmlwww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Circonus LLC.Apache Software FoundationDwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release2010201720142000
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 20183.3.0 ( 2.13), June 20223.40.1  (28 December 2022), December 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageErlangC and C++ScalaC
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
server-less
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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 indexesyesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Java
Python
R
Scala
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes, in Luanono
Triggersyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodeyes, utilizing Spark Corenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
configurable replication factor, datacenter awarenonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possiblenonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyesyes infovia file-system locks
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nononoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasenonono

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