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System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. PostGIS vs. RavenDB vs. TimesTen

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBSpatial extension of PostgreSQLOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelDocument storeSpatial DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.47
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score31.82
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score3.47
Rank#94  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score1.71
Rank#137  Overall
#67  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantpostgis.netravendb.netwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantpostgis.net/­documentationravendb.net/­docsdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Hibernating RhinosOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release2010200520101998
Current release3.2.1, February 20225.3, November 202111 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageErlangCC#
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnoyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesSQL-like query language (RQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON API.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptuser defined functionsyesPL/SQL
Triggersyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes infobased on PostgreSQLShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infobased on PostgreSQLMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseyes infobased on PostgreSQLAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundlefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristicsRavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesRavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosIoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersToyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsRavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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