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Cloudant vs. PostgreSQL

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Category
Preference (44% global votes) (66% global votes)
Website cloudant.​com postgresql.​org
License
Design
Database model
Data storage
Embeddable Yes No
Features
Query language
Data types
Conditional entry updates Yes Yes
Map and reduce Yes No
Unicode Yes Yes
TTL for entries Yes Yes
Compression Yes Yes
Integrity
Integrity model
Atomicity Yes Yes
Consistency No Yes
Isolation Yes Yes
Durability (data storage) Yes Yes
Transactions Conditional Yes
Referential integrity No Yes
Revision control Yes ?
Locking model
Indexing
Secondary Indexes Yes Yes
Composite keys Yes Yes
Full text search Yes Yes
Geospatial Indexes Yes Yes
Graph support No Conditional
Distribution
Horizontal scalable Yes Yes
Replication Yes Yes
Replication mode
Sharding Yes Yes
Shared nothing architecture Yes ?
Restrictions
Value size max. 64 MB 1 GB
System requirements
Operating system
Native driver
Memory minimum ? 32 MB
Architecture
Programming language
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Description Document-oriented database Object-Relational Database Management System
Brand
Multi-user system Yes Yes
Database
Software distribution
Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) Yes Yes
Documentation level ★★★★★ ★★★★★
RESTful Yes Yes
Free to use Yes Yes
Active Yes Yes
Real time analytics Yes Yes
WSDL No ?
Web interface Yes Yes
API Good Good
Cloud platform support
Function Based Index No Yes
Log Yes Yes
Implementation flexibility (75% global votes) (77% global votes)
Backup functionality Good Good
Query Cache Yes Yes
Ease of use ★★★★★ ★★★★★
Siblings Yes ?
In-Place Update Yes Yes
Free for commercial use Yes Yes
Open Source Yes Yes
Perfomance ★★★★☆ ★★★★★
Cloud-enabled Yes Yes
Geospatial Yes Yes
JSON Yes Yes
Geo-distributed Yes Yes
Re-Reduce Yes ?
Fully Distributed Yes Yes
Auto-Sharding Yes No
Free edition Yes Yes
No ?
:) Yes ?
Monitoring UI Yes Yes
bullshit compliance Yes ?
Admin interface? Yes ?
Extension/Plug-in ? Yes
Multilingual content ? Yes
Price rating ? ★★★★★
WYSIWYG-Editor ? Yes
Multiple projects ? Yes
Standard compliance ? Yes
Release Date ? May 1995
Lines of code ? 839 k
Database Connection Pooling ? Yes
Creation Date ? 1995
Community Driven ? Good
Data encryption ? Yes
XML Aware ? Good
Color ?
Online backup ? Yes
Partial Index ? Yes
Download ? www.​postgresql.​org/​download/​
Level of access authorization ?
Sorts ? Yes
Tuneable write concerns ? Yes
Read preferences ? Yes
Op/s ? 1 000 005
XQuery Support ? Yes
Triggers ? Yes
Server side custom code ? Yes
Minimal memory footprint ? 32 MB
Multivariate Testing ? Yes
Materialized Views ? Yes
Pipeline Aggregation ? Yes
Spring Data Support ? Yes
Text Analytics ? Yes
Server Side Java Script ? Yes
HTML5 Charts ? No
Flexible Table(Schema) ? Yes
Batch Loading ? Yes
ORM Join Support ? Yes
Stored Procedure ? Yes
Concurrency ? Yes
Contributors ? 21
24/7 support ? Yes
SQL Queries ? Yes
User and Group role based security model ? Yes
3D Support ? No
Recursive queries ? Yes
Network datatype ? Yes
Windowed aggregate ? Yes
Online backup (no locking) ? Yes
CLI` ? Yes
Point In Time Recovery ? Yes
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