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System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. Postgres-XL

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.68
Rank#106  Overall
#20  Document stores
Score0.49
Rank#256  Overall
#117  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­cloudantwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014
Initial release20102014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release10 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageErlangC
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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 infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptuser defined functions
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACID infoMVCC
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 databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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