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System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Couchbase

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interface
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsKey-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
Score22.42
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score30.76
Rank#26  Overall
#4  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.couchbase.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftdocs.couchbase.com
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Couchbase, Inc.
Initial release20122011
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 available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageCC, C++, Go and Erlang
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-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
Secondary indexesrestrictedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIs
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin PythonFunctions and timers in JavaScript
Triggersnoyes infovia the TAP protocol
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
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.yesyes infoEphemeral buckets
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authentication
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Amazon RedshiftCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase
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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