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System Properties Comparison LokiJS vs. Lovefield vs. PouchDB

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NameLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory JavaScript DBMSEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument store
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Score0.58
Rank#219  Overall
#35  Document stores
Score0.51
Rank#231  Overall
#112  Relational DBMS
Score2.50
Rank#100  Overall
#18  Document stores
Websitegithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldpouchdb.com
Technical documentationtechfort.github.io/­LokiJSgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdpouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperGoogleApache Software Foundation
Initial release201420142012
Current release2.1.12, February 20177.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaScriptJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safariserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternno
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJavaScriptJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptnoView functions in JavaScript
TriggersyesUsing read-only observersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonenoneSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-lounge
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.yes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes 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.yesyes infousing MemoryDByes
User concepts infoAccess controlnonono

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