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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. BaseX vs. Couchbase vs. Microsoft Access vs. Milvus

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.A distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)A DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searches
Primary database modelKey-value storeNative XML DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSSearch engine
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
Score2.14
Rank#123  Overall
#24  Key-value stores
Score1.59
Rank#140  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score28.78
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score146.50
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.37
Rank#264  Overall
#18  Search engines
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbbasex.orgwww.couchbase.comwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessmilvus.io
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbdocs.basex.orgdocs.couchbase.comdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessmilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
DeveloperAmazonBaseX GmbHCouchbase, Inc.Microsoft
Initial release20072007201119922019
Current release10.0, August 2022Server: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 20211902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20192.0, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Couchbase Capella: a fully managed database-as-a-service that eliminates database management efforts and reduces cost
Implementation languageJavaC, C++, Go and ErlangC++C++, Go
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono infoXQuery supports typesyes infoString, Boolean, NumberyesNumeric and String
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 indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Actionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersnoyes infovia eventsyes infovia the TAP protocolyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnoneShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnoneMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Bounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationmultiple readers, single writerACIDACID infobut no files for transaction loggingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Users with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003no
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Amazon SimpleDBBaseXCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseMicrosoft AccessMilvus
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Milvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Highly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Video media : video understanding, video deduplication. E-commerce and mobile applications...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Milvus is trusted by over 1,000 enterprises, including Baidu, eBay, IKEA, LINE, Shopee,...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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As of March 2022, 9.8k+ GitHub stars 1.4k+ Github forks 871k+ docker pulls 2k+ community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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Milvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Managed...
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