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System Properties Comparison PouchDB vs. RethinkDB vs. SwayDB

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NamePouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  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.An embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.73
Rank#102  Overall
#18  Document stores
Score3.23
Rank#90  Overall
#16  Document stores
Score0.12
Rank#313  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Websitepouchdb.comrethinkdb.comswaydb.io
Technical documentationpouchdb.com/­guidesrethinkdb.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software FoundationThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017Simer Plaha
Initial release201220092018
Current release7.1.1, June 20192.4.1, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++Scala
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometryno
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 viewsyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
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
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptno
TriggersyesClient-side triggers through changefeedsno
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoAtomic single-document operationsAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoMVCC basedyes
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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