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System Properties Comparison PouchDB vs. SpatiaLite

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NamePouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBSpatial extension of SQLite
Primary database modelDocument storeSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score2.35
Rank#116  Overall
#22  Document stores
Score1.72
Rank#149  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Websitepouchdb.comwww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­index
Technical documentationpouchdb.com/­guideswww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationAlessandro Furieri
Initial release20122008
Current release7.1.1, June 20195.0.0, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1
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)server-less
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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 viewsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptno
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Source-replica replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
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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