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DBMS > IBM Cloudant vs. Informix vs. OpenTSDB

System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. Informix vs. OpenTSDB

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides IBM Db2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataScalable Time Series DBMS based on HBase
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.47
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score23.37
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score1.84
Rank#130  Overall
#8  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.ibm.com/­products/­informixopentsdb.net
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
opentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.html
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014IBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.currently maintained by Yahoo and other contributors
Initial release201019842011
Current release14.10.FC5, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoLGPL
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangC, C++ and JavaJava
Server operating systemshostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesnumeric data for metrics, strings for tags
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
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Telnet API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyesno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infobased on HBase
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factor infobased on HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infobased on HBase
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsno

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