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System Properties Comparison Axibase vs. BigchainDB vs. Couchbase vs. TimesTen

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NameAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument storeDocument storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.33
Rank#256  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score0.83
Rank#180  Overall
#27  Document stores
Score30.60
Rank#26  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score2.44
Rank#112  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Websiteaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasewww.bigchaindb.comwww.couchbase.comwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.couchbase.comdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperAxibase CorporationCouchbase, Inc.Oracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release2013201620111998
Current release15585Server: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 201911 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaPythonC, C++, Go and Erlang
Server operating systemsLinuxLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringnoyes 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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languagenoDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesFunctions and timers in JavaScriptPL/SQL
Triggersyesyes infovia the TAP protocolno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationselectable 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 methodsyesnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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AxibaseBigchainDBCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseTimesTen
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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The world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Some of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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TimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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Standard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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