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DBMS > 4D vs. Cloudflare Workers KV vs. Couchbase vs. etcd vs. Trafodion

System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Cloudflare Workers KV vs. Couchbase vs. etcd vs. Trafodion

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonCloudflare Workers KV  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonetcd  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemA global, low-latency, key-value store for applications on Cloudflare with exceptionally high read volumes and low-latency.A distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesA distributed reliable key-value storeTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeDocument storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.89
Rank#107  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Score0.12
Rank#305  Overall
#45  Key-value stores
Score28.38
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score10.88
Rank#47  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score0.43
Rank#252  Overall
#119  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.cloudflare.com/­products/­workers-kvwww.couchbase.cometcd.io
github.com/­etcd-io/­etcd
trafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationlivedoc.4d.comdevelopers.cloudflare.com/­workers/­runtime-apis/­kvdocs.couchbase.cometcd.io/­docs
github.com/­etcd-io/­etcd/­tree/­master/­Documentation
trafodion.apache.org
Developer4D, IncCloudflareCouchbase, Inc.Apache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release1984201820112014
Current releasev18 R5, January 2021Server: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 20213.4, August 20192.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Couchbase Capella: a fully managed database-as-a-service that eliminates database management efforts and reduces cost
Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangGoC++, Java
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
hostedLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
Windows infoexperimental
Linux
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes infoString, Boolean, Numbernoyes
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.yesnonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92noDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.noyes
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
HTTP REST
Proprietary protocol
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsgRPC
JSON over HTTP
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
C
C++
Dart
JavaScript
Kotlin
Python
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Tcl
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnoJava Stored Procedures
Triggersyesnoyes infovia the TAP protocolyes, watching key changesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationyesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Using Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.yes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesnoyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infoEphemeral bucketsnono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionCloudflare Workers KVCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseetcdTrafodion
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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