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DBMS > PouchDB vs. TimescaleDB vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison PouchDB vs. TimescaleDB vs. Transbase

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NamePouchDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDBA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQLA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score3.34
Rank#96  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score4.33
Rank#84  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#290  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Websitepouchdb.comwww.timescale.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­solutions/­transbase-resource-optimized-high-performance-database
Technical documentationpouchdb.com/­guidesdocs.timescale.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­transbase-inside
DeveloperApache Software FoundationTimescaleTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release201220171987
Current release7.1.1, June 2019Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScriptCC and C++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data typesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntaxyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesJavaScript.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
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 shellyes
Triggersyesyesyes
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 infoSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDyes
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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