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System Properties Comparison PouchDB vs. RocksDB

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NamePouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store
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Score2.34
Rank#112  Overall
#21  Document stores
Score3.41
Rank#86  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
Websitepouchdb.comrocksdb.org
Technical documentationpouchdb.com/­guidesgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperApache Software FoundationFacebook, Inc.
Initial release20122013
Current release7.1.1, June 20199.2.1, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
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 viewsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptno
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
yes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes 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.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono

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