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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageA distributed document store with integrated cache, a powerful search engine, in-built operational and analytical capabilities, and an embedded mobile database
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
Search engine
Time Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.02
Rank#124  Overall
#22  Document stores
#59  Relational DBMS
Score16.59
Rank#36  Overall
#5  Document stores
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.couchbase.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.couchbase.com
DeveloperApache Software FoundationCouchbase, Inc.
Initial release20122011
Current release1.20.3, January 2023Server: 7.2, June 2023; Mobile: 3.1, March 2022; Couchbase Capella (DBaaS), June 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoBusiness Source License (BSL 1.1); Commercial licenses also available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and Erlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indexesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL++, extends ANSI SQL to JSON for operational, transactional, and analytic use cases
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
HTTP REST
Kafka Connector
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIs
Spark Connector
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesC++.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Kotlin
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsFunctions and timers in JavaScript and UDFs in Java, Python, SQL++
Triggersnoyes infovia the TAP protocol
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourceyes infoEphemeral buckets
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authentication. Role-base access control.

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