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System Properties Comparison IBM Cloudant vs. SQLite

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NameIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score4.35
Rank#94  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score132.67
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantwww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Dwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release20102000
Current release3.40.1  (28 December 2022), December 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageErlangC
Server operating systemshostedserver-less
Data schemeschema-freeyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesC#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a document possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoOptimistic lockingyes infovia file-system locks
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseno

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