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System Properties Comparison AllegroGraph vs. Couchbase

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NameAllegroGraph  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh performance, persistent RDF store with additional support for Graph DBMSJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interface
Primary database modelDocument store infowith version 6.5
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Document store
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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Score0.88
Rank#161  Overall
#22  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Score32.21
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Websitefranz.com/­agraph/­allegrographwww.couchbase.com
Technical documentationfranz.com/­agraph/­support/­documentation/­current/­agraph-introduction.htmldocs.couchbase.com
DeveloperFranz Inc.Couchbase, Inc.
Initial release20042011
Current release6.6.0, August 2019Server: 6.0, October 2018; Mobile: 2.5, May 2019; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and Erlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infoRDF schemasschema-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.no infobulk load of XML files possible
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL is used as query languageDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIs
Supported programming languagesC#
Clojure
Java
Lisp
Perl
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoJavaScript or Common LispFunctions and timers in JavaScript
Triggersyesyes infovia the TAP protocol
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeswith FederationSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication
Multi-master replication
Master-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDSingle-document ACID transactions
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoEphemeral buckets
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authenticationUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
AllegroGraphCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase
Specific characteristicsKnowledge Graph Platform Leader Document Store and Graph Database. Supporting JSON...
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Developed as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Competitive advantagesAllegroGraph is uniquely suited to support adhoc queries through SPARQL, Prolog and...
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Couchbase 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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News

Triple Attributes
2 May 2018

Allegro "Knowledge" Graph News - March 2018
7 March 2018

AllegroGraph v6.4 - Now Available
23 January 2018

AllegroGraph News - December 2017
20 December 2017

AllegroGraph News - November 2017
2 November 2017

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Conferences and events

The Knowledge Graph that Listens
Webinar, 10:00 AM - Pacific, 23 October 2019

Recent citations in the news

AllegroGraph 6.5, from Franz Inc., Marks First Multi-Model Semantic…
3 March 2019, Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Franz launches AllegroGraph Knowledge Graph solution
12 June 2019, KMWorld Magazine

Graph Database 'Shapes' Data
16 August 2019, Datanami

Franz Updates AllegroGraph with the Ability to Ingest JSON and JSON-LD Documents
4 March 2019, Database Trends and Applications

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Couchbase Marks Strong First Half with Record Growth
23 October 2019, Yahoo Finance

Couchbase Server 6.5 improves NoSQL database queries
8 October 2019, TechTarget

Couchbase reveals its latest SQL release
2 October 2019, DevOps Online

Couchbase to Sponsor and Exhibit at Red Hat Forums across Europe and Australia
15 October 2019, Yahoo Finance

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15 October 2019, GlobeNewswire

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