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NameApache Impala  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for HadoopA distributed document store with integrated cache, a powerful search engine, in-built operational and analytical capabilities, and an embedded mobile database
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument storeKey-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
Score12.45
Rank#40  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score16.59
Rank#36  Overall
#5  Document stores
Websiteimpala.apache.orgwww.couchbase.com
Technical documentationimpala.apache.org/­impala-docs.htmldocs.couchbase.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by ClouderaCouchbase, Inc.
Initial release20132011
Current release4.1.0, June 2022Server: 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, C++, Go and Erlang
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL++, extends ANSI SQL to JSON for operational, transactional, and analytic use cases
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
HTTP REST
Kafka Connector
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIs
Spark Connector
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Kotlin
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceFunctions 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 nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoquery execution via MapReduceyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual 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 controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and KerberosUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authentication. Role-base access control.

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