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System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. MySQL vs. Riak TS
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|Name||IBM Cloudant Xexclude from comparison||MySQL Xexclude from comparison||Riak TS Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDB||Widely used open source RDBMS||Riak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KV|
|Primary database model||Document store||Relational DBMS Key/Value like access via memcached API||Time Series DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Document store|
|Developer||IBM, Apache Software Foundation IBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014||Oracle since 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun||Open Source, formerly Basho Technologies|
|Current release||8.1.0, July 2023||3.0.0, September 2022|
|License Commercial or Open Source||commercial||Open Source GPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available||Open Source|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||yes||no||no|
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|Implementation language||Erlang||C and C++||Erlang|
|Server operating systems||hosted||FreeBSD|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||no||yes||no|
|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||no|
|SQL Support of SQL||no||yes with proprietary extensions||yes, limited|
|APIs and other access methods||RESTful HTTP/JSON API||ADO.NET|
Proprietary native API
Native Erlang Interface
|Supported programming languages||C#|
|C unofficial client library|
C++ unofficial client library
Clojure unofficial client library
Dart unofficial client library
Go unofficial client library
Groovy unofficial client library
Haskell unofficial client library
Lisp unofficial client library
Perl unofficial client library
Scala unofficial client library
Smalltalk unofficial client library
|Triggers||yes||yes||yes pre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding||horizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric||Sharding|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||Multi-source replication|
|selectable replication factor|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||yes||no||yes|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Eventual Consistency||Immediate Consistency||Eventual Consistency|
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||yes not for MyISAM storage engine||no links between datasets can be stored|
|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||no|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes Optimistic locking||yes table locks or row locks depending on storage engine||yes|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||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||no|
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