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System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. Couchbase vs. Impala vs. MySQL

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.A distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesAnalytic DBMS for HadoopWidely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
Document storeDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.66
Rank#139  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score28.38
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score18.03
Rank#40  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score1202.10
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitebasex.orgwww.couchbase.comwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.htmlwww.mysql.com
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgdocs.couchbase.comdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.htmldev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperBaseX GmbHCouchbase, Inc.ClouderaOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release2007201120131995
Current release9.7.2, May 2022Server: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 20214.0.0, July 20218.0.29, April 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++, Go and ErlangC++C and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.SQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBCAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduceyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersyes infovia eventsyes infovia the TAP protocolnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes infoquery execution via MapReduceno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerACIDnoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and KerberosUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles
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BaseXCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseImpalaMySQL
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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