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NamePouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score2.98
Rank#99  Overall
#18  Document stores
Score4.22
Rank#82  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitepouchdb.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationpouchdb.com/­guidesdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperApache Software FoundationTimescale
Initial release20122017
Current release7.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0
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
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonumerics, 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 viewsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-loungeyes, 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
Source-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate 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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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