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System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. MonetDB vs. MySQL

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBA relational database management system that stores data in columnsWidely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.11
Rank#110  Overall
#21  Document stores
Score1.95
Rank#148  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Score1106.67
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­cloudantwww.monetdb.orgwww.mysql.com
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationdev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014MonetDB BVOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release201020041995
Current releaseDec2023 (11.49), December 20238.3.0, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangCC and C++
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes, in SQL, C, Ryes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding via remote tableshorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles

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