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System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. Lovefield

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScript
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS
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Score3.77
Rank#93  Overall
#18  Document stores
Score0.26
Rank#282  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantgoogle.github.io/­lovefield
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.md
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Google
Initial release20102014
Current release2.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageErlangJavaScript
Server operating systemshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder pattern
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno
TriggersyesUsing read-only observers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Database
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseno

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