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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Couchbase vs. Google Search Appliance

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument storeSearch engine
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
Trend Chart
Score0.32
Rank#236  Overall
#10  Wide column stores
Score32.16
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score2.77
Rank#90  Overall
#10  Search engines
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storewww.couchbase.comenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.html
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmdocs.couchbase.comsupport.google.com/­gsa
DeveloperAlibabaCouchbase, Inc.Google
Initial release201620112002
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and Erlang
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoString, Boolean, Number
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.nono
Secondary indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.no
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APINative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsAdministrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoFunctions and timers in JavaScript
Triggersnoyes infovia the TAP protocol
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
Master-slave replication
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsACID
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 controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationUser authentication via various security protocols
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Alibaba Cloud Table StoreCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseGoogle Search Appliance
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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