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System Properties Comparison PouchDB vs. SQLite vs. TimescaleDB

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NamePouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonSQLite  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBWidely used embeddable, in-process RDBMSA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.68
Rank#104  Overall
#18  Document stores
Score130.54
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score3.24
Rank#93  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitepouchdb.comwww.sqlite.orgwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationpouchdb.com/­guideswww.sqlite.org/­docs.htmldocs.timescale.com
DeveloperApache Software FoundationDwayne Richard HippTimescale
Initial release201220002017
Current release7.1.1, June 20193.35.4  (2 April 2021), April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoPublic DomainOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptCC
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)server-lessLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infodynamic column typesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infonot rigid because of 'dynamic typing' concept.numerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infoSQL-92 is not fully supportedyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
ADO.NET infoinofficial driver
JDBC infoinofficial driver
ODBC infoinofficial driver
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptActionscript
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
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptnouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungenoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
noneSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infovia file-system locksyes
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.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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PouchDBSQLiteTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsTimescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesTimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosDevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersTransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsWith over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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