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System Properties Comparison InfluxDB vs. PouchDB vs. RethinkDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument storeDocument storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score23.34
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score3.20
Rank#96  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score4.23
Rank#78  Overall
#13  Document stores
Score6.79
Rank#54  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewpouchdb.comrethinkdb.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbpouchdb.com/­guidesrethinkdb.com/­docshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperApache Software FoundationThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017SAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2013201220091992
Current release1.8.0, April 20207.1.1, June 20192.4.0, December 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageGoJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateNumeric data and Stringsnoyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometryyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesnoyes infovia viewsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenonoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
HTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
JavaScriptC infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions in JavaScriptyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
TriggersnoyesClient-side triggers through changefeedsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungeSharding inforange basednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replicationSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoAtomic single-document operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMVCC basedyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoDepending on used storage engineyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlsimple rights management via user accountsnoyes infousers and table-level permissionsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
InfluxDBPouchDBRethinkDBSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersInfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsFastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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