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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Apache Druid vs. Couchbase vs. Geode vs. Google Cloud Bigtable

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud MaxCompute vs. Apache Druid vs. Couchbase vs. Geode vs. Google Cloud Bigtable

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NameAlibaba Cloud MaxCompute  Xexclude from comparisonApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMaxCompute (previously known as ODPS) is a general purpose, fully managed, multi-tenancy data processing platform for large-scale data warehousingOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceGeode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesGoogle's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa graph-processing framework is available with the graphs being stored in tablesRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document storeKey-value storeWide column store
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
Score0.77
Rank#196  Overall
#94  Relational DBMS
Score3.44
Rank#93  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score28.86
Rank#29  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score1.69
Rank#132  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score3.63
Rank#89  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­maxcomputedruid.apache.orgwww.couchbase.comgeode.apache.orgcloud.google.com/­bigtable
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27797.htmdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designdocs.couchbase.comgeode.apache.org/­docscloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docs
DeveloperAlibabaApache Software Foundation and contributorsCouchbase, Inc.Originally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.Google
Initial release20162012201120022015
Current release0.22.1, December 2021Server: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20191.1, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfirecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++, Go and ErlangJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Unix
Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredhosted
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesno
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.nononono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL for queryingDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.SQL-like query language (OQL)no
APIs and other access methodsFluentd
Flume
MaxCompute Console
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsJava Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
Supported programming languagesJavaClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin JavanoFunctions and timers in JavaScriptuser defined functionsno
Triggersnonoyes infovia the TAP protocolyes infoCache Event Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replicationInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zones
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDyes, on a single nodeAtomic single-row operations
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 bucketsyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationAccess rights per client and object definableAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)
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Alibaba Cloud MaxComputeApache DruidCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseGeodeGoogle Cloud Bigtable
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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