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System Properties Comparison ArangoDB vs. Couchbase vs. IRONdb vs. NuoDB

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NameArangoDB  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  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 capabilitiesA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactions
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Search engine
Document storeTime Series DBMSRelational 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
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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
Score0.12
Rank#349  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score1.19
Rank#184  Overall
#87  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.arangodb.comwww.couchbase.comwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasenuodb.com
Technical documentationwww.arangodb.com/­docs/­stabledocs.couchbase.comdocs.circonus.com/­irondbdoc.nuodb.com
Social network pagesLinkedInTwitterFacebookYouTubeInstagram
DeveloperArangoDB Inc.Couchbase, Inc.Circonus LLC.NuoDB, Inc.
Initial release2012201120172013
Current release3.9.2, June 2022Server: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 2021V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial license (Enterprise) availableOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercialcommercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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 ErlangC and C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linuxhosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoautomatically recognizes schema within a collectionschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infostring, double, boolean, list, hashyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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 indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.SQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)yes
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 APIsHTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
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
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresJavaScriptFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyes, in LuaJava, SQL
Triggersnoyes infovia the TAP protocolnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infosince version 2.0ShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodedata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/written
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
configurable replication factor, datacenter awareyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDB
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infocan be done with stored procedures in JavaScriptyesnono
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 per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationships in graphsnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID infotunable commit protocol
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoMVCC
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsnoyes infoTemporary table
User concepts infoAccess controlyesUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationnoStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Users
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ArangoDBCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseIRONdbNuoDB
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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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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