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DBMS > Amazon SimpleDB vs. BigchainDB vs. Couchbase vs. TypeDB

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

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  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 interfaceTypeDB is a strongly-typed database with a rich and logical type system and TypeQL as its query language
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeDocument storeGraph 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
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
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
Score0.76
Rank#198  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#95  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.bigchaindb.comwww.couchbase.comvaticle.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.couchbase.comdocs.vaticle.com
DeveloperAmazonCouchbase, Inc.Vaticle (formerly Grakn Labs)
Initial release2007201620112016
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20192.5, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languagePythonC, C++, Go and ErlangJava
Server operating systemshostedLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
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.nono
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++.no
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APICLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsgRPC 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
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoFunctions and timers in JavaScriptno
Triggersnoyes infovia the TAP protocolno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationShardingShardingSharding 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
Multi-source replication infoby using Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesyes 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 integritynononono 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 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 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 Authenticationyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progress
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Amazon SimpleDBBigchainDBCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseTypeDB infoformerly named Grakn
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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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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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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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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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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AGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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