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DBMS > IBM Cloudant vs. jBASE vs. PostgreSQL

System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. jBASE vs. PostgreSQL

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonPostgreSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareWidely used open source RDBMS infoDeveloped as objectoriented DBMS (Postgres), gradually enhanced with 'standards' like SQL
Primary database modelDocument storeMultivalue DBMSRelational DBMS infowith object oriented extensions, e.g.: user defined types/functions and inheritance. Handling of key/value pairs with hstore module.
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.71
Rank#89  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score1.70
Rank#132  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score586.97
Rank#4  Overall
#4  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.jbase.comwww.postgresql.org
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.zumasys.com/­jbasewww.postgresql.org/­docs
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014ZumasysPostgreSQL Global Development Group infowww.postgresql.org/­developer
Initial release201019911989 info1989: Postgres, 1996: PostgreSQL
Current release5.714.0, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageErlangC
Server operating systemshostedAIX
Linux
Windows
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OpenBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenooptionalyes
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.noyesyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICyes infostandard with numerous extensions
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyesuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingpartitioning by range, list and (since PostgreSQL 11) by hash
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensions
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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