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System Properties Comparison Pinecone vs. PouchDB vs. SpatiaLite

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NamePinecone  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA managed, cloud-native vector databaseJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBSpatial extension of SQLite
Primary database modelVector DBMSDocument storeSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score3.23
Rank#92  Overall
#3  Vector DBMS
Score2.34
Rank#112  Overall
#21  Document stores
Score1.63
Rank#146  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.pinecone.iopouchdb.comwww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­index
Technical documentationdocs.pinecone.io/­docs/­overviewpouchdb.com/­guideswww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.html
DeveloperPinecone Systems, IncApache Software FoundationAlessandro Furieri
Initial release201920122008
Current release7.1.1, June 20195.0.0, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen SourceOpen Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemshostedserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)server-less
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateString, Number, Booleannoyes
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 viewsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesPythonJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptno
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
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 datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backendyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono

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