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DBMS > IBM Cloudant vs. MarkLogic vs. SwayDB vs. Vertica

System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. MarkLogic vs. SwayDB vs. Vertica

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonMarkLogic  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBOperational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL databaseAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storageCloud or on-premises analytical database and query engine for structured and semi-structured streaming and batch data. Machine learning platform with built-in algorithms, data preparation capabilities, and model evaluation and management via SQL or Python.
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Native XML DBMS
RDF store infoas of version 7
Search engine
Key-value storeRelational DBMS infoColumn oriented
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.47
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score9.85
Rank#50  Overall
#9  Document stores
#1  Native XML DBMS
#1  RDF stores
#4  Search engines
Score0.02
Rank#341  Overall
#52  Key-value stores
Score19.29
Rank#38  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.marklogic.comswaydb.iowww.vertica.com
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.marklogic.comvertica.com/­documentation
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014MarkLogic Corp.Simer PlahaMicro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release2010200120182005
Current release9.0, 201711.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0commercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono infoon-premises, all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and containers
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageErlangC++ScalaC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoSchema can be enforcedschema-freeyes, but unstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyes: BINARY, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, LONG VARCHAR, DATE, TIME, TIMESTAMP, INTERVAL, INTERVAL DAY TO SECOND, INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH, DOUBLE PRECISION, FLOAT, INTEGER, BIGINT, SMALLINT,NUMERIC, DECIMAL, NUMBER, MONEY,GEOMETRY
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesnoNo Indexes Required
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoSQL92noFull 1999 standard plus machine learning, time series and geospatial. Over 650 functions.
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJava API
Node.js Client API
ODBC
proprietary Optic API infoProprietary Query API, introduced with version 9
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
WebDAV
XDBC
XQuery
XSLT
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spark Connector
vSQL infocharacter-based, interactive, front-end utility
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Kotlin
Scala
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes infovia XQuery or JavaScriptnoyes, PostgreSQL PL/pgSQL, with minor differences
Triggersyesyesnoyes, called Custom Alerts
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnonehorizontal partitioning, hierarchical partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesnoneMulti-source replication infoOne, or more copies of data replicated across nodes, or object-store used for repository.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infovia Hadoop Connector, HDFS Direct Access and in-database MapReduce jobsnono infoBi-directional Spark integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACID infocan act as a resource manager in an XA/JTA transactionAtomic execution of operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyesyes
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.noyes, with Range Indexesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseRole-based access control at the document and subdocument levelsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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IBM CloudantMarkLogicSwayDBVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsDeploy-anywhere database for large-scale analytical deployments. Deploy on-premises,...
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Competitive advantagesFast, scalable and capable of high concurrency. Separation of compute/storage leverages...
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Typical application scenariosCommunication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersAbiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCost-based models and subscription-based models are both available. One license is...
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