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NameApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interface
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series 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
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score3.01
Rank#95  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score28.46
Rank#29  Overall
#4  Document stores
Websitedruid.apache.orgwww.couchbase.com
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designdocs.couchbase.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsCouchbase, Inc.
Initial release20122011
Current release0.21.0, April 2021Server: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++, Go and Erlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoString, Boolean, Number
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL for queryingDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIs
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoFunctions and timers in JavaScript
Triggersnoyes infovia the TAP protocol
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual 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 persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoEphemeral buckets
User concepts infoAccess controlRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
Apache DruidCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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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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