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System Properties Comparison 4D vs. Couchbase vs. KairosDB

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Name4D infoformer name: 4th Dimension  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonKairosDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionApplication development environment with integrated database management systemJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceDistributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.75
Rank#92  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score31.49
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score0.56
Rank#201  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.4d.comwww.couchbase.comgithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdb
Technical documentationdoc.4d.comdocs.couchbase.comkairosdb.github.io
Developer4D, IncCouchbase, Inc.
Initial release198420112013
Current releasev17.0, July 2018Server: 6.0, October 2018; Mobile: 2.5, May 2019; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20191.2.2, November 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangJava
Server operating systemsOS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoclose to SQL 92Declarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.no
APIs and other access methodsODBC
RESTful HTTP API infoby using 4D Mobile
SOAP webservices
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsGraphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
Supported programming languages4D proprietary IDE
PHP
.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesFunctions and timers in JavaScriptno
Triggersyesyes infovia the TAP protocolno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infobased on Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replicationMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
selectable replication factor infobased on Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDSingle-document ACID transactionsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoEphemeral bucketsno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers and groupsUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationsimple password-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
4D infoformer name: 4th DimensionCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseKairosDB
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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