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System Properties Comparison Axibase vs. Couchbase vs. FileMaker

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NameAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationA distributed document store with integrated cache, a powerful search engine, in-built operational and analytical capabilities, and an embedded mobile databaseFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument 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
Vector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.32
Rank#288  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Score18.46
Rank#36  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score49.73
Rank#20  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Websiteaxibase.com/­docs/­atsd/­financewww.couchbase.comwww.claris.com/­filemaker
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentation
DeveloperAxibase CorporationCouchbase, Inc.Claris infoa subsidiary of Apple
Initial release201320111983
Current release15585Server: 7.2, June 2023; Mobile: 3.1, March 2022; Couchbase Capella (DBaaS), June 202319.4.1, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidOpen Source infoBusiness Source License (BSL 1.1); Commercial licenses also availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++, Go and Erlang
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
iOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringyesyes
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.noyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML format
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL++, extends ANSI SQL to JSON for operational, transactional, and analytic use casesyes infovia plugins
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
HTTP REST
Kafka Connector
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIs
Spark Connector
Spring Data
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Kotlin
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesFunctions and timers in JavaScript and UDFs in Java, Python, SQL++yes
Triggersyesyes infovia the TAP protocolyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic 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, warm standby infosince Version 14
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
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 controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authentication. Role-base access control.simple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory services

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