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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. ArcadeDB vs. Couchbase

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonArcadeDB  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.Fast and scalable multi-model DBMS, originally forked from OrientDB but most of the code has been rewrittenA 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
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Time Series DBMS infoin next version
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
Score3.77
Rank#87  Overall
#15  Document stores
#5  Graph DBMS
#12  Key-value stores
#10  Search engines
Score0.09
Rank#355  Overall
#48  Document stores
#37  Graph DBMS
#52  Key-value stores
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score18.46
Rank#36  Overall
#5  Document stores
Websitearangodb.comarcadedb.comwww.couchbase.com
Technical documentationdocs.arangodb.comdocs.arcadedb.comdocs.couchbase.com
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookYouTubeInstagram
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.Arcade DataCouchbase, Inc.
Initial release201220212011
Current release3.11.5, November 2023September 2021Server: 7.2, June 2023; Mobile: 3.1, March 2022; Couchbase Capella (DBaaS), June 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoBusiness Source License (BSL 1.1); Commercial licenses also available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC, C++, Go and Erlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query language, no joinsSQL++, extends ANSI SQL to JSON for operational, transactional, and analytic use cases
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
JDBC
MongoDB API
OpenCypher
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Redis API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
TinkerPop Gremlin
CLI Client
HTTP REST
Kafka Connector
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIs
Spark Connector
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
Java.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Kotlin
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptFunctions and timers in JavaScript and UDFs in Java, Python, SQL++
Triggersnoyes infovia the TAP protocol
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0Automatic Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with configurable replication factorSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoconfigurable per collection or per write
Immediate Consistency
OneShard (highly available, fault-tolerant deployment mode with ACID semantics)
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsyes inforelationship in graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral buckets
User concepts infoAccess controlyesUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authentication. Role-base access control.
More information provided by the system vendor
ArangoDBArcadeDBCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase
Specific characteristicsGraph and Beyond. With more than 11,000 stargazers on GitHub, ArangoDB is the leading...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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Typical application scenariosNative multi-model in ArangoDB is being used for a broad range of projects across...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 11,000 stargazers on...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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