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NameInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interfaceJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument store
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Score0.02
Rank#382  Overall
#59  Key-value stores
Score2.89
Rank#114  Overall
#22  Document stores
Websiteboilerbay.compouchdb.com
Technical documentationboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manualpouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperBoiler Bay Inc.Apache Software Foundation
Initial release20022012
Current release4.07.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaScript
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgradeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arraysno
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 indexesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsAccess via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJavaJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions in JavaScript
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-lounge
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZEDEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capabilityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loadsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backend
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono

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