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

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn  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 columnsTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeDocument storeRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
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
Trend Chart
Score2.20
Rank#117  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
Score0.80
Rank#195  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score28.45
Rank#28  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score1.91
Rank#125  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score0.78
Rank#198  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#96  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.bigchaindb.comwww.couchbase.comwww.monetdb.orgvaticle.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.couchbase.comwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationdocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperAmazonCouchbase, Inc.MonetDB BVVaticle (formerly Grakn Labs)
Initial release20072016201120042016
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 2019Oct2020-SP2, January 20212.5, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languagePythonC, C++, Go and ErlangCJava
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyes
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 indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsno
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
gRPC protocol
TypeDB Console (shell)
TypeDB Studio (Visualisation software- previously TypeDB Workbase)
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
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyes, in SQL, C, Rno
Triggersnoyes infovia the TAP protocolyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingShardingSharding via remote tablesSharding infoby using Cassandra
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 statusMulti-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesnoyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeper
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
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyesno infosubstituted by the relationship feature
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyes
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)yesUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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Amazon SimpleDBBigchainDBCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseMonetDBTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
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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Meet TypeDB (and TypeQL ) TypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical...
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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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Entity-Relationship Model TypeDB allows you to model your domain using the well-known...
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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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Life sciences : TypeDB makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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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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AGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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