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System Properties Comparison PouchDB vs. STSdb vs. TimescaleDB

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NamePouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBKey-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing methodA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score3.50
Rank#99  Overall
#20  Document stores
Score0.15
Rank#333  Overall
#47  Key-value stores
Score5.19
Rank#80  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitepouchdb.comgithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4www.timescale.com
Technical documentationpouchdb.com/­guidesdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperApache Software FoundationSTS Soft SCTimescale
Initial release201220112017
Current release7.1.1, June 20194.0.8, September 20152.6.0, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
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)WindowsLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)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.noyes
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
.NET Client APIADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
Java
.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
Triggersyesnoyes
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 integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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PouchDBSTSdbTimescaleDB
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 scenariosTime-series Analytics TimescaleDB boosts the performance of PostgreSQL for time-series...
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Key customersTransferWise, Maersk, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco, Nutanix, Warner...
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Market metricsWith over 12,700 GitHub stars and growing, 1,000,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsTimescaleDB is available as a self-hosted product under two licenses, the Timescale...
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