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System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. Oracle Berkeley DB vs. STSdb

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBWidely used in-process key-value storeKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Key-value store
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Score3.76
Rank#87  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score2.68
Rank#107  Overall
#19  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#321  Overall
#49  Key-value stores
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.htmlgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.html
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Oracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OracleSTS Soft SC
Initial release201019942011
Current release18.1.40, May 20204.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infocommercial license availableOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangC, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)C#
Server operating systemshostedAIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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 infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML edition
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availableno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON API.NET Client API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Perl
Python
Tcl
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptnono
Triggersyesyes infoonly for the SQL APIno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyes
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 databasenono

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