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System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. Couchbase vs. KairosDB vs. Splice Machine

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonKairosDB  Xexclude from comparisonSplice Machine  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 interfaceDistributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2Open-Source SQL RDBMS powered by Spark and Hadoop
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational 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
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Score1.43
Rank#132  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score32.16
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score0.56
Rank#203  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score0.73
Rank#177  Overall
#86  Relational DBMS
Websitebasex.orgwww.couchbase.comgithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdbsplicemachine.com
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgdocs.couchbase.comkairosdb.github.iodoc.splicemachine.com
DeveloperBaseX GmbHCouchbase, Inc.John Leach
Initial release2007201120132014
Current release9.3.1, December 2019Server: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20191.2.2, November 20182.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoextended commercial Enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++, Go and ErlangJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.noyes
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsGraphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
JDBC
ODBC
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
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Java
JRuby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnoyes infoJava
Triggersyes infovia eventsyes infovia the TAP protocolnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding infobased on CassandraSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
selectable replication factor infobased on CassandraMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono infouses HBase instead
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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 Authenticationsimple password-based access controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
BaseXCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseKairosDBSplice Machine
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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