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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. Axibase vs. Couchbase vs. Google Cloud Datastore

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceAutomatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud Platform
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument storeDocument 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
Trend Chart
Score1.06
Rank#143  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score0.25
Rank#247  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score32.04
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score4.81
Rank#67  Overall
#12  Document stores
Websitealtibase.comaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasewww.couchbase.comcloud.google.com/­datastore
Technical documentationaltibase.com/­resources/­manualsgithub.com/­axibase/­atsddocs.couchbase.comcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docs
DeveloperAltibaseAxibase CorporationCouchbase, Inc.Google
Initial release1999201320112008
Current release7.1, July 201715585Server: 6.0, October 2018; Mobile: 2.5, May 2019; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018commercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageC++JavaC, C++, Go and Erlang
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
LinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyes, details here
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92SQL-like query languageDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.SQL-like query language (GQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
Go
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsyesFunctions and timers in JavaScriptusing Google App Engine
Triggersyesyesyes infovia the TAP protocolCallbacks using the Google Apps Engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
Multi-Master replication using Paxos
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor paths
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoSingle-document ACID transactionsACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of Transactions
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoEphemeral bucketsno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)
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AltibaseAxibaseCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseGoogle Cloud Datastore
Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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Developed as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Competitive advantagesSince its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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Couchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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Customer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global...
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Amadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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Named a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNo License Cost Altibase is an open source DBMS which includes its sharding Subscription...
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The Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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