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System Properties Comparison PouchDB vs. RethinkDB vs. SQLite

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NamePouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.Widely used embeddable, in-process RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.68
Rank#104  Overall
#18  Document stores
Score3.51
Rank#89  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score130.54
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitepouchdb.comrethinkdb.comwww.sqlite.org
Technical documentationpouchdb.com/­guidesrethinkdb.com/­docswww.sqlite.org/­docs.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017Dwayne Richard Hipp
Initial release201220092000
Current release7.1.1, June 20192.4.1, August 20203.35.4  (2 April 2021), April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoPublic Domain
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++C
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
server-less
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infodynamic column types
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometryyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.
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
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supported
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC 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
Actionscript
Ada
Basic
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Forth
Fortran
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptno
TriggersyesClient-side triggers through changefeedsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungeSharding inforange basednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoAtomic single-document operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMVCC basedyes infovia file-system locks
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes 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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoyes infousers and table-level permissionsno

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