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System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. MySQL
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|Name||IBM Cloudant Xexclude from comparison||MySQL Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDB||Widely used open source RDBMS|
|Primary database model||Document store||Relational DBMS Key/Value like access via memcached API|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
|Developer||IBM, Apache Software Foundation IBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014||Oracle since 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun|
|Current release||8.0.29, April 2022|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||Open Source GPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||yes||no|
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|Implementation language||Erlang||C and C++|
|Server operating systems||hosted||FreeBSD|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||no||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||no||yes with proprietary extensions|
|APIs and other access methods||RESTful HTTP/JSON API||ADO.NET|
Proprietary native API
|Supported programming languages||C#|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding||horizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Multi-source replication|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||yes||no|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Eventual Consistency||Immediate Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||yes not for MyISAM storage engine|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no atomic operations within a document possible||ACID not for MyISAM storage engine|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes Optimistic locking||yes table locks or row locks depending on storage engine|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no||yes|
|User concepts Access control||Access rights for users can be defined per database||Users with fine-grained authorization concept no user groups or roles|
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