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System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. Couchbase vs. Datomic vs. KairosDB

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonKairosDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.JSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityDistributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
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Score1.43
Rank#132  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score32.16
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score2.12
Rank#112  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#203  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Websitebasex.orgwww.couchbase.comwww.datomic.comgithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdb
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgdocs.couchbase.comdocs.datomic.comkairosdb.github.io
DeveloperBaseX GmbHCouchbase, Inc.Cognitect
Initial release2007201120122013
Current release9.3.1, December 2019Server: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20190.9.5951, July 20191.2.2, November 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++, Go and ErlangJava, ClojureJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.nono
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsRESTful HTTP APIGraphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Clojure
Java
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyes infoTransaction Functionsno
Triggersyes infovia eventsyes infovia the TAP protocolBy using transaction functionsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersSharding infobased on Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
none infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsyes inforecommended only for testing and developmentno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationnosimple password-based access control
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BaseXCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseDatomicKairosDB
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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