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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonDgraph  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionNative multi-model DBMS for graph, document, key/value and search. All in one engine and accessible with one query language.A distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesDistributed and scalable native Graph DBMS
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Document storeGraph 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
Score6.00
Rank#71  Overall
#13  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
#9  Search engines
Score27.96
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score1.62
Rank#151  Overall
#12  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.arangodb.comwww.couchbase.comdgraph.io
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stabledocs.couchbase.comdgraph.io/­docs
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookYouTubeInstagram
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.Couchbase, Inc.Dgraph Labs, Inc.
Initial release201220112016
Current release3.9.2, June 2022Server: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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ArangoDB Oasis –The Managed Cloud Service of ArangoDB. Oasis provides fully managed, and monitored cluster deployments of any size, with enterprise-grade security. Get started for free and continue for as little as $0,21/hour.Couchbase Capella: a fully managed database-as-a-service that eliminates database management efforts and reduces cost
Implementation languageC++C, C++, Go and ErlangGo
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
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, hashyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyes
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 SQLnoDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.no
APIs and other access methodsAQL
Foxx Framework
Graph API (Gremlin)
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Java & SpringData
JSON style queries
VelocyPack/VelocyStream
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsGraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Rust
.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptFunctions and timers in JavaScriptno
Triggersnoyes infovia the TAP protocolno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0Shardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication with configurable replication factorMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Synchronous replication via Raft
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptyesno
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)
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsnono
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 Authenticationno infoPlanned for future releases
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ArangoDBCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseDgraph
Specific characteristicsGraph and Beyond. With more than 11,000 stargazers on GitHub, ArangoDB is the leading...
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Developed as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Competitive advantagesConsolidation: As a native multi-model database, can be used as a full blown document...
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Couchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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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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Customer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Key customersCisco, Barclays, Refinitive, Siemens Mentor, Kabbage, Liaison, Douglas, MakeMyTrip,...
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Amadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Market metricsArangoDB is the leading native multi-model database with over 11,000 stargazers on...
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Named a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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Licensing and pricing modelsVery permissive Apache 2 License for Community Edition & commercial licenses are...
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The Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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News

August 2022: What’s the Latest with ArangoDB?
19 August 2022

August 2022: ArangoDB Cloud Monthly Newsletter
18 August 2022

Introducing the ArangoDB-PyG Adapter
4 August 2022

July 2022: What’s the Latest with ArangoDB?
21 July 2022

What is a Graph Database?
7 July 2022

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