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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. Couchbase vs. KairosDB

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonKairosDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSJSON-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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Score1.02
Rank#147  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score31.49
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score0.56
Rank#201  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Websitealtibase.comwww.couchbase.comgithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdb
Technical documentationaltibase.com/­resources/­manualsdocs.couchbase.comkairosdb.github.io
DeveloperAltibaseCouchbase, Inc.
Initial release199920112013
Current release7.1, July 2017Server: 6.0, October 2018; Mobile: 2.5, May 2019; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20191.2.2, November 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018Open 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, C++, Go and ErlangJava
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92Declarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.no
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsGraphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
.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 proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsFunctions and timers in JavaScriptno
Triggersyesyes infovia the TAP protocolno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infobased on Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMaster-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.yesyes infoEphemeral bucketsno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationsimple password-based access control
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AltibaseCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseKairosDB
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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