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Couchbase System Properties

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NameCouchbase Originally called Membase
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interface
Database modelDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking measures the popularity of database management systems
Trend Chart
Score30.04
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Websitewww.couchbase.com
Technical documentationdeveloper.couchbase.com/­server
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.
Initial release2011
Current release4.6, February 2017
License Commercial or Open SourceOpen Source Apache version 2
Cloud-based Only available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageC, C++, Go and Erlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free
Typing predefined data types such as float or dateyes String, Boolean, Number
Secondary indexesyes
SQL Support of (almost full) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)no SQL-like query language (N1QL) available
APIs and other access methodsMemcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API only for server administration
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript Node.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Server-side scripts Stored proceduresView functions in JavaScript
Triggersyes via the TAP protocol
Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication including cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes
Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency selectable on a per-operation basis
Foreign keys Referential integrityno
Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano atomic operations within a single document possible
Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability Support for making data persistentyes
User concepts Access controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
Couchbase Originally called Membase
Specific characteristics

Couchbase Server is an open source NoSQL database engineered to support the agile development and scalable deployment of enterprise web, mobile, and IoT applications.

  • Deploy as a distributed cache for low latency reads
  • Deploy as a key/value store for high performance reads and writes
  • Deploy as a document database for powerful querying and lightweight analytics

Couchbase Server supports agile development with a flexible data model and a powerful query language, scalable deployment with a single node type and topology-aware clients.

Competitive advantages

Powerful Querying:
An expressive query language that extends SQL and supports joins (nest/unnest, left outer, inner)

Consistent High Performance:
A managed object cache and streaming replication, persistence, and indexing

Global Deployment:
An optimized replication protocol to support multiple data centers in active/active configurations

Mobile Platform:
An embedded database (Couchbase Lite) for iOS, Android, and others with automatic syncronization

Spark Integration:
A connector that supports Spark, Spark SQL, and Spark Streaming (and Kafka)

Typical application scenarios

Real-time Big Data, Profile Management, Mobile Applications, Content Management, Customer 3600 View, Fraud Detection, Internet of Everything, Catalogs, Digital Communication, Personalization

Key customers

Couchbase customers include industry leaders like AOL, AT&T, Bally’s, BSkyB, Cisco, Comcast, Concur, DIRECTV, Disney, eBay, KDDI, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Orbitz, PayPal, Ryanair, Rakuten / Viber, Tencent, Verizon, Wells Fargo, Willis Group, as well as hundreds of other household names.

Licensing and pricing models

All software is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0

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More resources
Couchbase Originally called Membase
DB-Engines blog posts

Couchbase climbs up the DB-Engines Ranking, increasing its popularity by 10% every month
2 June 2014, Matthias Gelbmann

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Recent citations in the news

The first data modeling tool for Couchbase NoSQL databases is here
22 March 2017, App Developer Magazine

UPDATE - Couchbase Named a Strong Performer in In-Memory Database Platforms Evaluation by Independent ...
18 March 2017, Yahoo Finance

Couchbase Named a Strong Performer in In-Memory Database Platforms Evaluation by Independent Research Firm
16 March 2017, Marketwired (press release)

Open Source Couchbase Mobile Now Scales on Demand
9 March 2017, ADT Magazine

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15 March 2017, InfoWorld

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