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System Properties Comparison ArcadeDB vs. Couchbase vs. Firebird

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NameArcadeDB  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFast 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 databaseFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBase
Primary database modelDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Time Series DBMS infoin next version
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
Search engine
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.19
Rank#352  Overall
#47  Document stores
#34  Graph DBMS
#52  Key-value stores
#31  Time Series DBMS
Score23.77
Rank#32  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score25.63
Rank#31  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Websitearcadedb.comwww.couchbase.comwww.firebirdsql.org
Technical documentationdocs.arcadedb.comdocs.couchbase.comwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manuals
DeveloperArcade DataCouchbase, Inc.Firebird Foundation
Initial release202120112000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase
Current releaseSeptember 2021Server: 7.2, June 2023; Mobile: 3.1, March 2022; Couchbase Capella (DBaaS), June 20234.0.3, July 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoBusiness Source License (BSL 1.1); Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++, Go and ErlangC and C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 SQLSQL-like query language, no joinsSQL++, extends ANSI SQL to JSON for operational, transactional, and analytic use casesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
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
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJava.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Kotlin
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScript and UDFs in Java, Python, SQL++PSQL
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic Shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes inforelationship in graphsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writers
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 controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authentication. Role-base access control.Users with fine-grained authorization concept

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