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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigchainDB vs. Couchbase vs. MonetDB

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  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 ScioreBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceA relational database management system that stores data in columns
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.19
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.80
Rank#193  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score28.86
Rank#29  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score1.88
Rank#125  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.bigchaindb.comwww.couchbase.comwww.monetdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.couchbase.comwww.monetdb.org/­Documentation
DeveloperAmazonCouchbase, Inc.MonetDB BV
Initial release2007201620112004
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 2019Jul2021-SP2, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languagePythonC, C++, Go and ErlangC
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes 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.no
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yes infoSQL 2003 with some extensions
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsJDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyes, in SQL, C, R
Triggersnoyes infovia the TAP protocolyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingShardingSharding via remote tables
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
none infoSource-replica replication available in experimental status
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral buckets
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yesUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Amazon SimpleDBBigchainDBCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseMonetDB
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Column-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Scalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Analytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Numascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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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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Free and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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