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System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. CockroachDB vs. Couchbase vs. LeanXcale

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonLeanXcale  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonCockroachDB is a distributed database architected for modern cloud applications. It is wire compatible with PostgreSQL and backed by a Key-Value Store, which is either RocksDB or a purpose-built derivative, called Pebble.A distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesA highly scalable full ACID SQL database with fast NoSQL data ingestion and GIS capabilities
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeKey-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
Score13.28
Rank#45  Overall
#29  Relational DBMS
Score7.53
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score28.78
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.15
Rank#299  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
#138  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­aurorawww.cockroachlabs.comwww.couchbase.comwww.leanxcale.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmlwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsdocs.couchbase.com
DeveloperAmazonCockroach LabsCouchbase, Inc.LeanXcale
Initial release2015201520112015
Current release21.1.2, June 2021Server: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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CockroachDB: A cloud-native, distributed SQL database designed for speed, scale, and survival. Get started for free today with a fully-managed CockroachDB cluster -- leave operations behind and get your app to market faster.Couchbase Capella: a fully managed database-as-a-service that eliminates database management efforts and reduces cost
Implementation languageGoC, C++, Go and Erlang
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesdynamic schemaschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes 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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yes infothrough Apache Derby
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBCNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsJDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
proprietary key/value interface
Spark Connector
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoFunctions and timers in JavaScript
Triggersyesnoyes infovia the TAP protocol
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioninghorizontal partitioning (by key range) infoall tables are translated to an ordered KV store and then broken down into 64MB ranges, which are then used as replicas in RAFTSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication using RAFTMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
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.yesnoyes infoEphemeral bucketsyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authentication
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Amazon AuroraCockroachDBCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseLeanXcale
Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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Developed as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Full ACID and full SQL operational database with analytical queries over operational...
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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Couchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Linear scalability upto 100s of nodes (tested with 100 nodes and TPC-C).
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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Customer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Hybrid Transactional-Analytical Processing (HTAP) requiring an operational database...
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Key customersComcast, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Shipt, MyDoc, Bitski,...
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Amadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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banking/finance/fintech, telco, insurance, traveltech, M2M/IoT, retail
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Market metrics8K+ long-running clusters 2.5K+ CockroachDB Self-Hosted clusters 15K+ CockroachDB...
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Named a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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15 beta testers
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Licensing and pricing models- Apache 2.0 for core features released up to and including the 19.1 release - Time-limited...
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The Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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annual fee covering license and support based on number of physical cores
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