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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. Couchbase vs. Drizzle

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
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 capabilitiesMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Document storeRelational 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
Score5.55
Rank#73  Overall
#12  Document stores
#4  Graph DBMS
#11  Key-value stores
#10  Search engines
Score28.38
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Websitewww.arangodb.comwww.couchbase.com
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stabledocs.couchbase.com
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookYouTubeInstagram
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.Couchbase, Inc.Drizzle project, originally started by Brian Aker
Initial release201220112008
Current release3.9.1, April 2022Server: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 20217.2.4, September 2012
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoGNU GPL
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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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 ErlangC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yes infowith proprietary extensions
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 APIsJDBC
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++
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptFunctions and timers in JavaScriptno
Triggersnoyes infovia the TAP protocolno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0ShardingSharding
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
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsnoyes
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 AuthenticationPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTP
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ArangoDBCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseDrizzle
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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