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System Properties Comparison Apache Druid vs. Couchbase vs. Quasardb

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NameApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  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 interfaceDistributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document storeTime Series DBMS
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
Score2.81
Rank#100  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score29.07
Rank#28  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score0.21
Rank#282  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Websitedruid.apache.orgwww.couchbase.comquasardb.net
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designdocs.couchbase.comdoc.quasardb.net
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsCouchbase, Inc.quasardb
Initial release201220112009
Current release0.21.0, April 2021Server: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20193.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++, Go and ErlangC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
Linux
OS X
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyes infointeger and binary
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 indexesyesyesyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL for queryingDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.SQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsHTTP API
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
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoFunctions and timers in JavaScriptno
Triggersnoyes infovia the TAP protocolno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedShardingSharding infoconsistent hashing
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
Source-replica replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyeswith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoEphemeral bucketsyes infoTransient mode
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 AuthenticationCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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Apache DruidCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseQuasardb
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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