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System Properties Comparison Badger vs. Couchbase vs. Datomic vs. Kdb+ vs. OrientDB

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NameBadger  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparisonOrientDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embeddable, persistent, simple and fast Key-Value Store, written purely in Go.A distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityHigh performance Time Series DBMSMulti-model DBMS (Document, Graph, Key/Value)
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.12
Rank#311  Overall
#46  Key-value stores
Score28.78
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score1.75
Rank#131  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Score9.34
Rank#53  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Score5.21
Rank#78  Overall
#15  Document stores
#5  Graph DBMS
#12  Key-value stores
Websitegithub.com/­dgraph-io/­badgerwww.couchbase.comwww.datomic.comkx.comorientdb.org
Technical documentationgodoc.org/­github.com/­dgraph-io/­badgerdocs.couchbase.comdocs.datomic.comcode.kx.comwww.orientdb.com/­docs/­last/­index.html
DeveloperDGraph LabsCouchbase, Inc.CognitectKx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plcOrientDB LTD; CallidusCloud; SAP
Initial release2017201120122000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 20032010
Current releaseServer: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 20211.0.6362, January 20223.6, May 20183.1.9, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercial infolimited edition freecommercial infofree 32-bit versionOpen Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Couchbase Capella: a fully managed database-as-a-service that eliminates database management efforts and reduces cost
Implementation languageGoC, C++, Go and ErlangJava, ClojureqJava
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java JDK (>= JDK 6)
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyesschema-free infoSchema can be enforced for whole record ("schema-full") or for some fields only ("schema-hybrid")
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyesyes
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes infotable attribute 'grouped'yes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.noSQL-like query language (q)SQL-like query language, no joins
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
Tinkerpop technology stack with Blueprints, Gremlin, Pipes
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesGo.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Clojure
Java
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyes infoTransaction Functionsuser defined functionsJava, Javascript
Triggersnoyes infovia the TAP protocolBy using transaction functionsyes infowith viewsHooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peershorizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
none infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processingno infocould be achieved with distributed queries
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyesyes inforelationship in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoEphemeral bucketsyes inforecommended only for testing and developmentyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationnorights management via user accountsAccess rights for users and roles; record level security configurable
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BadgerCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseDatomicKdb+OrientDB
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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