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NameLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionIn-memory JavaScript DBMSJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
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Score0.32
Rank#233  Overall
#33  Document stores
Score2.93
Rank#89  Overall
#16  Document stores
Websitelokijs.orgpouchdb.com
Technical documentationlokijs.org/­#/­docspouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperApache Software Foundation
Initial release20142012
Current release7.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptJavaScript
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono
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 indexesyes infovia viewsyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptView functions in JavaScript
Triggersyesyes
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 nodesnoneMaster-master replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Master-slave replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleno
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 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
User concepts infoAccess controlnono

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