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System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. Pinecone

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonPinecone  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBA managed, cloud-native vector database
Primary database modelDocument storeVector DBMS
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Score2.73
Rank#108  Overall
#20  Document stores
Score3.29
Rank#94  Overall
#2  Vector DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­cloudantwww.pinecone.io
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.pinecone.io/­docs/­overview
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Pinecone Systems, Inc
Initial release20102019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyes
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Implementation languageErlang
Server operating systemshostedhosted
Data schemeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoString, Number, Boolean
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.nono
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScript
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per database

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